Donna B Fine Art
suggests the superstructure of form, through the visual monotype of the horse,
inviting the lines of energy and movement - or stillness.
paintings are often large or life-size "Urban Equines". By that I
mean the energy, beauty, and form of the classic equine expressed in purely
modern, contemporary terms.
Creating my Urban Equine art is a bit of a bareback ride; I
combine mediums in new and regenerative ways that evoke movement, energy and
What gives my work its edge is a deep personal familiarity with the physical
horse…and an expansive sense that the movement is bigger than what you see.
I often say it is not horses that I paint; I
paint how they make me feel."
Donna has been inspired by
the ancient cave paintings of Altamira and Lascaux; by Greek marble sculpture
and form; and by Impressionist color - the scale and freedom of Monet; the flow
of Degas. A special favorite is Rosa Bonheur, especially her definitive piece,
"The Horse Fair". The abstract expressionists Pollock, Frankenthaler
and Mitchell, as well as the color field work of Mark Rothko. Classical
influences impacting her work include Georgia O’Keefe, Franz Marc and Picasso,
and the daring metal works of Deborah Butterfield.
Other strong influences are
illustrators Paul Brown, Sam Savitt and Wesley Dennis, and the minimalist works
of Po Kim, Franz Kline, and Masatoyo Kishi.
She has studied with such fine artists as Robert Dash, contemporary abstract
painter Christine Raymond, and modernist mixed media sculptor Sue Latta.
Donna's personal artistic blend and stylization creates art that is modern in
structure, yet deeply intimate. Her paintings are at home in both formal
collections as well as the large-scale spaces of modern design.
Feel free to contact by email ~ email@example.com ~ or at the studio
and designer inquiries are most welcome.