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Amy Donaldson: Love By Design
July 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Each of Donaldson’s vibrant compositions is a testament to her well-earned reputation as a master colorist whose signature style embodies both a sense of intimacy and innovation. Her acuity for creating illusions of depth and light is significant. Fusing oil paint with crushed and natural pigments, Donaldson applies the paint to the canvas in a free and exuberant manner.
The artist’s practice is to engage with the painting’s surface in a direct fashion that is both additive and subtractive. Often beginning with a freely applied first layer of spray paint mark-making, Donaldson then employs luscious oil strokes across the canvas’s surface repeatedly adding and scraping back selected areas of the composition in order to achieve the appearance of timeworn erosion.
A native of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Amy Donaldson has exhibited internationally from London to New York, from Chicago to California. A 2016 solo show in Paris, Brussels Art Fair, Art Basel Miami, Atlanta’s National Juried Exhibitions, and the Illinois State Museum. Her work has appeared in Chicago PD, Luxe Magazine, Nuevo Estilo Magazine, Madrid, Spain and many other publications. Her works are in numerous private and public collections. She currently lives and works in Redding, California.