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Artist Donna Finley


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  • FASO Artist Website: http://donnafinley.fineart.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • I work exclusively in soft pastels

  • I concentrate on still life and landscape paintings of the Eastern Shore as well as from traveling the country, particularly Oregon.

  • My work has been juried into regional exhibits and been recognized through awards.

  • Price Range: $200.00 - $525.00

  • More info on Donna Finley's FASO Connect profile




The Artist Says:


I reside on the Eastern Shore of Maryland which provides a great deal of inspiration for my work.
My pastel paintings allow me to express through color, light and mood a love of line and form.
Infusing light and life into my work is my motivation and inspiration as I paint the  natural world that surrounds me and everyday life.
I concentrate on still life and landscape paintings of the Eastern Shore as well as from traveling the country, particularly Oregon.  I love to paint water and the interplay  between it and the land and sky.
My work has been juried into regional exhibits and been recognized through awards.
My paintings are in private collections both locally and throughout the country.




Biography


Pastel painting allows me to express in two dimensions a love of line and form through the color, light, mood and compositions existing in the beautiful natural world that surrounds me. I am drawn instinctively to the dramatic changes between light and dark values as they are revealed in the scenes and still life compositions I paint to tell the story I want to convey. Though my work is representational, my color palette is chosen both to reflect reality and to express some Impressionistic elements. I hope the viewer experiences what I see and feel as if he/she is there. I am inspired and motivated to infuse my work with light and life. 
 
Since I was a young child I showed a natural aptitude for art.  As an educator and fundraising executive/consultant, I routinely used my artistic skills.  It has been only after leaving the work force that  I have been able to pursue formally my lifelong love of art and natural talent for drawing.
 
Concentrating on still life and landscape paintings,  I focus predominantly on scenes throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland which provides endless opportunities to paint dramatic land, water and sky compositions,  as well as scenes from my travels around the country particularly in Oregon.
 
My work has been juried into international , state and regional shows at galleries and museums. I have exhibited several times as one of 42 artists representing the DelMarVA peninsula at the Local Color Art Show and Sale, a part of the annual Plein Air Easton Competition and Festival (the largest, most respected plein air competition in the country).
 
I am a past President and current member of the St. Michael’s Art League, the Academy Art Museum, Chestertown RiverArts, Plein Air Painters of the Chesapeake Bay, Art League of [...]

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