BIOGRAPHY Born in Dorset U.K. Donna first became interested in art at school. She studied at the Art Institute in Bournemouth. Her career and subsequent studies took her into Health and Social care which she worked in for 20 years. In 2014 Donna moved to B.C after purchasing a sailboat on Granville Island. Following this move she was now able to finally dedicate more time to feed her painting appetite. Donna has studied with Simon Warne, taken encaustic, abstract workshops and has followed online courses with landscape artist Terrill Welch. Donna works from her studio “The Villa” at the waters edge in Village Bay Mayne Island. ARTISTS STATEMENT My work is very much influenced by the countries & spaces I have lived in throughout my life, which include U.K Italy Spain Australia and of course Canada. I regularly sail around these magical islands always accompanied by my art supplies. My shoreline studio is surrounded by the comings and goings of wildlife which also find their way into my paintings. Most of my work is abstract mixed media on canvas and paper but always with a touch of realism to it. I believe that art making is a lifelong process and so I continue to take different courses and try new techniques to enable my work to stay fresh and exciting.