1) Walking In Clover Acrylic on canvas with archival Ink 22" x18" $2400.00
2) At the Gallery Oil on canvas 16" x 20" $600.00
3) Beta/ The 3B's ( Beach Blanket Babylon, Birds and Baseball 16" x 20" $1550.00
4) Facebook oil on canvas 24" x 30" $1800.00
5) Me and Mozart acrylic on canvas 24" x 30" $2300.00
6) Woman with IPad oil on canvas 14" x 11" $650.00
Pears at the Kitchen Table Acrylic on Canvas $400.00
Come see my work at Doce Amore
1477 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco CA 94109.
"As we begin yet again after many false starts,
we step up to stand onto the shoulders of giants.
Asking for the merits of the masters
we move forward daring to create,
healing awareness in the process." ...Donna
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"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will." George Bernard Shaw
"For me creating is a healing, sensual, and spiritual process of tapping into a wisdom space that I truly believe exists. I either sketch directly onto a canvas or i often take my sketch book out to determine the movement and the momentum of the work. Because of the amazing blessings I have witnessed, I strive to articulate, through my work , the inherent Joy i see in imagination . During my creative process, I either work from memory or from spontaneous sketching, still life, or photos ( sometimes all three) and allow the present moment determine the direction of the piece. Music plays an essential part, from classical to jazz to rock; the end result is a product of the flow of being immersed into that spontaneous and unpredictable energy. Through years of work i have learned to harness this spontaneous energy during the creative process which allows me to intentionally co-create. I feel my work is not only a reflection of my intentions of healing myself and the world around me, but may also now be a voice of connected awareness that is just beginning to awakened in me. I intend my art to somehow share this awareness.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, the art muse struck Donna early in life. Encouraged by her older brother Paul to look beyond her boundaries, she was painting and drawing by the age of 8. At 13, she was accepted to the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan. With a full art curriculum Donna was able to study under current working artists in the field of commercial and fine art. At the suggestion of her commercial art teacher, she accepted a position at an advertising agency on Madison Avenue and moved to Manhattan. In the beginning of 1984, while attending the New School for audio/video and computer animation she learned that her brother Paul, living in San Francisco at the time, was diagnosed with A.I.D.S. and needed her help. While assisting him during the last three months of his life, Paul once again encouraged Donna to look beyond her boundaries and move from New York to San Francisco. In February 1985, inspired by Paul's words, she arrived and fell in love with the city. In the summer of the same year she opened a desk top publishing business and sold it to her life long friend and partner in 1988. In 1990 she opened her first retail store featuring handcrafted items from local artists, and in 2000 she purchased her second store specializing in wearable art and original designs. Due to a chronic illness, Donna was forced to close the stores in 2003 . By 2006 she had immersed herself into her art for healing and subsequently opened up the doors to wellness. In December of 2010 Donna was again to be challenged. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. " I believe that focusing on art work with the intent to heal, was the catalyst that has led me to this path of producing consciousness art, and also helped me manage through chemotherapy. The show * “Chemotherapy - A Retrospective” was my attempt once again to use the power of art to protect myself as well as to help heal myself. All the drawings were done at the infusion center during infusion. With much gratitude, love, and freedom I am able to move forward and paint with my soul untethered to disease and my heart open to my best synchrodestiny. I now teach art for wellness in San Francisco with the use of Intentional Art Therapy. www.art4wellness.com
I celebrate and thank Mr. Alvin C. Hollingsworth, my first fine arts teacher at Art and Design for teaching me the tissue paper, acrylic, and gel technique. I not only paint and teach the same technique to spread "the JOY", but now I also teach it with the intent to aid in the recovery of disease."
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* "Chemotherapy - A Retrospective” is available for fundraisers for a disease free society. For information about this show or it's contents contact firstname.lastname@example.org