My husband Gerald & I lived in Saskatchewan all of our lives, except for a wonderful 10 years we decided to live on the ocean in Nova Scotia, 2007-2017, we called it our extended holiday. This is where my creativity got reactivated. I originally started painting in 1978 so I could cover my walls with vivid memories of good times. I love taking pictures, and, after a holiday, I would always find a few pictures that would inspire me to create a special painting. In 2012 I started selling my work and attending Plein air paint outs where our work was auctioned off. With this success, in 2015 I opened up Donna’s Galley in Bayside, Nova Scotia and moved Donna's Gallery in July 2017, to Buena Vista, Saskatchewan, where it is located on the shore of Last Mountain Lake, about 30 minutes NW of Regina.
I feel art is a very personal thing. I hope that one of my paintings speaks to you, or, if you like, I can create a special one just for you as a commission. My main themes are landscapes (especially anything water related) and portraits. I paint in both oil & acrylic.
I have a selection of paintings for sale. Please call me at 306-570-2096 to arrange a time to drop in and have a look, or just knock at my door at 1291 Grand Ave, Buena Vista, Saskatchewan. You will see a Donna's Gallery sign out front. I believe my paintings might bring you the same feeling of peace, tranquility and serenity that I feel when looking at them.
In 1988 I took my first oil painting class, and in 1999 I attended the University of Saskatchewan; Emma Lake Workshop. Over the years I have taken other classes and continued to paint for myself.
The following are events and shows that I have been a part of since 2012;
2017 Joined the South Shore Art Guild
2017 Dalhousie Medical School Water Week Art Exhibition
2012 – 2017 Member of the Peggy's Cove Festival of the Arts and was part of their Studio Tour. Granite Spring Golf Club displayed my paintings for the 2017 Studio Tour as we had just moved.
2012 – 2016 “Paint the Town” plein air painting event, Annapolis Royal, NS
2013 – 2016 “Paint Peggy's Cove” plein air painting event, Peggy’s Cove, NS
2016 Displayed some of my paintings at the Uniacke Estate Museum Park in Mount Uniacke, NS, for their 200 year celebration
2016 Displayed some of my work at the RBC in Tantallon, NS
2013-2015 Member of the Lunenburg Art Gallery
2013 – 2016 Peggy's Cove Festival of the Arts, Studio Tour
2013 Conducted a show called "Our Wilderness" with three other artists at 1313 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS
2012 “Paint Sea on Site”, Lunenburg, NS
You can also see some of my work displayed for sale at;
Tripp's Gallery; 268 St. George St., Annapolis Royal, NS
Shaw’s Landing Restaurant; 6958 Prospect Road, West Dover, NS
Granite Springs Golf Course; 4441 Prospect Rd, Bayside, NS
Me and My Family 2011
Our Family is Growing 2016