Upon writing this blog post, I did a lot of reflection about the last 9 years and how my artwork, career, vision and mentality have evolved and I can honestly say that IDS Vancouver has played one of the biggest roles that has gotten me where I am today. The show encompasses beauty and design coupled with innovativeness and ingenuity. But the words I think of most when I think of IDS Vancouver are friendship and support. They continue to to believe in my work and every year my career propels in new and exciting directions.
Over the last three years, I have had over a thousand people through my studio and I can honestly say, every class is a magical two hours. My philosophy with Paint with Donna has always been, anyone can be creative and creativity should be fun (Did I mention that I encourage wine to be brought to each class?? That always helps with the jitters). And the best thing about my class is that there is no pressure to have the painting look like “something.” We are painting abstract!
DARE TO CONNECT is a show that abstractly depicts onto canvas, 12 of my most impactful relationships and how I have discovered the beauty of connection in each of them. My hope is that this body of work encourages you to take a deeper look at how you are connecting and perhaps inspire you to find a little more. Maybe turn off the Netflix a little earlier, stash your phone away when you’re having coffee with a friend or only take one picture of your dinner. May this work open up a dialogue and help us all find the courage it takes to truly connect.
Welcome to The Space, An Art Gallery. Located in the heart of Yaletown, The Space is an artist run gallery that is unlike any gallery you have ever been in. As a collective, we feel art should be a thing that brings people together despite your knowledge of art. We believe that you should have a glass of wine or beer in your hand while you are in our space enjoying all of the fine art we have to offer.