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Artist Donna Walker


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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.donna-walker.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $350.00 - $6,200.00
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Biography


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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”    – Leonardo da Vinci
“Simplicity is not a simple thing”    -Charlie Chaplin
“As often as not, we are homesick for the places we have never known.” – Carson McCullers
 

My paintings celebrate the land and rural life, interpreted in my own way with simplified shapes, abstractions, and unique color. I call my style Modern Americana; contemporary landscape with a bit of nostalgia and serenity mixed in.  I work to capture what defines a place, a home, a dwelling…keeping my work bold, colorful.
Creating a simplified composition is a balancing act; my goal is to remove what is not needed, leaving only the few elements that create a harmonious painting.  My background in printmaking has affected my style, in the way that I layer color, create shapes, and define elements. Using only palette knives adds a unique texture and signature style.
I use the terms of music: rhythm, suite, symphony, notes, song, quartet, to convey the pace and connection between art, music and the land. It is an abstract feeling you get when you hear music, see art, or view nature. There is a different pace to life represented in my scenes.
I believe artists are able to interpret their surroundings and ideas into something new and unique, touching others in the process. A piece may not speak to everyone, but there will be someone out there who is moved and inspired and that is the magic.
 
Living in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Texas has made me aware of the rural landscape, and helped me define my subject matter.
I have studied drawing, painting and printmaking; and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan.
In 1995, I found a job that combined my love of art history with [...]

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