DONNA MONTGOMERY

ARTIST BACKGROUND

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    ART N SOUL
  FINE ART EVENT              

    Donna is a Canadian artist  from the Greater Sudbury region of Northern Ontario.

During the early 1980’s Donna moved to BC then returned in 1985 to settle with her family in Sault Ste Marie Ontario.

Today her home is located in Southern Ontario just north of Toronto.

Throughout her life art has been a passion. She began painting at first in oils and then in her twenties she took a weekend watercolour workshop with Graham Scholes and everything changed. The unpredictability and challenge of watercolour captivated her interest and desire to explore the medium.

During the 1970's Donna began teaching elementary school and earned her  B.A. and B. Ed including a Visual Arts Specialist along the way.

Family and career were foremost for many years and it wasn’t until another workshop in 2004 with artist Helga Flower which rekindled her desire to enter the art world once again.

Donna entered local art shows and juried art exhibitions. Her paintings won several awards over the years and many of her paintings are displayed in homes around the world.

While living in Sault Ste Marie Donna was an active member of the Algoma Art Society. She served as its president for two years, and was also a member of her home town art club in Onaping Falls.

She is currently a member of the Barrie Art Club and participates in local art studio tours and exhibitions.

 New Directions

       Donna has pursued new creative challenges

       and  techniques by taking workshops by many

       well-known artists throughout her career .

       The playful and creative nature of the variety of

       media used in these workshops has provided

       her new and exciting challenges. Abstract

       art and abstract realism are genres which are

       now part of her creative direction.

       She loves the freedom of expression and the

       challenges that come with it.

 

 

 

 

                         Awards

 

2022  2nd place Mixed Media, La Cloche Art Juried Art Show,Whitefish Falls, On

2021  1st place people's choice award Barrie Art Club May monthly member's show

2021  1st place people's choice award Barrie Art Club April monthly member's show

2021  1st place people's choice award Barrie Art Club March monthly member's show

2021  1st place people's choice award Barrie Art Club September monthly member's show

2019  1st place people's choice award Barrie Art Club September monthly member's show

2008  1st place Watercolour, Cavalcade of Colour, Sudbury, On

2007  Katherine Burgman Memorial Award NOAA Juried Exhibition travelling across Northern Ontario for one year

2007 1st place Watercolour, Cavalcade of Colour,Sudbury,Ontario

                   Events

Coldwater and Area Studio Tour   June 25th ,  June 26th , 2022

La Cloche Juried Art Show July 1st- 8th, Whitefish Falls ,On

Art  N Soul  Oro Medonte , On,  September 11, 2022

Coldwater Mill Art Gallery, Coldwater, Ontario,  Summer 2022

Creemore Festival of the Arts, Oct. 1-2, 2022,  Creemore ,On