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Donnalee Stewart is a local landscaper and figurative artist who draws inspiration from everyday moments, rural scenes, beaches, and travel destinations.
and colouring are among her earliest memories, her prized possessions being a
Crayola 24 pack, and a Paint with Water colouring book. Her talent was
reinforced in first grade when she won a prize for her “Porky Pig & Woody
Woodpecker” drawings sent into the local television station - CKCO “Big Al ‘s”
remained an outlet but took a backseat until 2007. With the children more
independent, she began studying at the Guelph School of Art with Eileen
MacArthur, David Caesar and Jessica Masters. It was Jessica Masters
“Beginner Soft Pastel” course in 2013 that was a turning point, and the start
of an addictions far stronger than Crayola. Multiple workshops, and two
ICAN Pastel Conferences later, it has become her medium of choice for its
simplicity and immediacy.
recently (2017) oil painting lessons with Lorne Winters, and portrait workshops
abroad (Italy & India) with Laurie McGaw have greatly influenced her work.
In 2018 her dream of having a dedicated home studio was realized. She feels most at home in her rural studio, surrounded by changing crops and seasons, painting only things she loves
is currently a member of (PAC) Pastel association of Canada, (CGOS) Canadian
Glaze Oil Society, and the (GCAA) Guelph Creative Arts Association. Her
art hangs in local corporate and private collections in Ontario as well as
private homes in Wales, Spain, and Italy.
Lambton Heritage Museum
Grand Bend, ON
September 28 - October 18
Art Space Connect Gallery
Neilson Park Creative Centre
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