- Artist Portfolio Magazine – Q2 Art Competition
- Donna Howard – Woburn, MA
My paintings are meant to be whimsical and kind of quirky despite the sometimes-desperate cry for help they usually are. I needed to twist up my dark world into something colorful, comfortable and safe. Work I could laugh at and ultimately make peace with. My characters, the birds, cats, fish – whatever, are typically self-portraits or family members/friends. They help tell the stories.
I believe my style of painting stems from a wish for a bit of control over an out of control life. In an effort to wrangle in the anxiety of wide-open spaces, I investigate the not-so-negative space for both its similarities and uniqueness. Layers of brush strokes build upon each other like mesmerizing little geometric color studies, hoping eventually to land on a harmonious color scheme that either eases or adds to the tension. I use a nearly dry brush technique in order to have the most control over the paint.
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Congratulations Donna! Love ya girl! Break a Brush!
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