Napier Waller Art Prize

Voting for short listed artworks for The Napier Waller Art Prize People’s Choice Award closes this Sunday 25 November, to vote go to
https://www.awm.gov.au/form/napier-waller-shortlist, select MY image “residence in disorder” and hit the submit button to vote

The inaugural art prize for current and former ADF personnel aims to raise awareness of the military experience and the impact of service on individuals

Mezzanine Gallery, Anzac Hall exhibition ends 21 November, 2018

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Portrait Drawing – Jim

An absolute pleasure to meet and draw Jim today, taking the opportunity to switch from life drawing to portrait drawing is an interesting challenge
Medium – willow charcoal and white conte and pastel
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Open Garden Residency

This weekend I had the privilege of spending a couple of sun-filled days painting and chatting to visitors in the beautiful Eurambeen Homestead Gardens, the pleasant sounds of music mixed with the sound of water gently splashing into the old pool from the water fountain made for a very relaxing environment

Unsold works will be available for purchase via the website soon, and I’ll be working on a few “Eurambeen” projects and commissioned pieces over the coming weeks

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Sketch for Eurambeen Homestead III (SOLD)
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Sheds at Eurambeen (SOLD)
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Eurambeen Homestead

Garden Artists Residency

Thanks to Sarah and Ian, this weekend (10-11 November) I will be one of five privilaged artists to be working around the beautiful and inspiring Eurambeen Historic Homestead and Gardens, built in the 1850s, Eurambeen has a three acre garden designed by Edna Walling which was commissioned when the home was extended in 1927, there will be a silent auction of artists work on Sunday, buy tickets online, 10am-4pm daily. Location: 232 Eurambeen-Streatham Road, Beaufort 3373

Please drop by and say hello, ask me about my work, all artwork will be available to purchase on the day and remember the silent auction on Sunday :0)

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Flowers in her hair

An extension of painting figures in the landscape, many of my artworks explore the symbolism of flowers and the idea of internal growth visible on the outside of the body, twisting through the hair and taking over the body, expressing emotions, values and attitudes and the potential for behavioural change.

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Flowers in her hair, Mixed Media on Paper, 2017
Reflection (View of Mt Warrenheip), Acrylic on Canvas, 2018
Absolution 2018
Absolution, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 2018

Mother and Child

Inspired by Klimt’s beautiful painting of a mother holding her child, this painting was commissioned as a Christmas gift from a husband to his wife.

As I do not copy other artists work, it was negotiated that I would create a similarly stylised version of the original composition utilising my own techniques and materials.

The painting was paid for upon final approval of the artwork, then framed prior to pick-up by the buyer.

To request a commission or find out more about buying artwork please feel free to contact me

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Mother and Child, Donna Saunders

Speak your Truth

Bouquet of Proteas (speak your truth)
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Adapted from an earlier painting titled Bouquet of Protea or Speak your Truth, the opportunity to paint a large-scale painting within the community of Buninyong with other local artists was one I didn’t want to pass up.

The Protea flowers, symbolic of courage; positioned at the mouth of the figure, represents being free to be yourself and have the courage to speak up for what you value and strongly believe in.

Photographs document the stages of the mural from planning to executing the mural, painted in December 2017 over the period 3 days. The brick walls are well on the way to being completely covered in artworks.

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Portrait Drawing

Experimentation with various media and methods remains an important part of my practice, figure and portrait drawing allows me to experiment with different drawing materials, charcoal and conte and pastels on papers.

Contact me for more information about purchasing original drawings or prints

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