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The Art of Donna Young

 

“It is my intention to create paintings which fascinate, uplift, and heighten the senses”


I enjoy presenting my both my nature and figurative subjects in unusual perspectives, which encourage viewers to put aside their habits of perception.  By using sparkling tones set in contemporary environments both the figures and waterscapes become opulent.  I layer textures which allow me to connect the viewer to a stunning appreciation of our natural world.


When I put brush to canvas, I always begin anticipating a certain end result, but the outcome is usually far from what I set out to achieve. To me, this is not a failure, but rather letting the process unveil my inspiration. Painting is a powerful medium, and when I work, I am at peace in a meditative state of mind. To me, my pieces have a melody that sing in an array of colors with a spiritual feel. I believe in letting my work guide me and to accept the composition and colors that it demands to create a lasting piece of visual poetry.

 

Donna is a graduate of Burnley School of Professional Art in Seattle, WA (1976), and has exhibited constantly while receiving numerous artistic awards. Her visions of nature have resulted in exhibitions in major corporate headquarters as well as having earned a strong following among private collectors and celebrities.


 

Limited Editions On Canvas by Donna Young


"Pearls Before Peacocks"
by Donna Young
Limited Edition on Canvas

10 AP's (33" x 44") hand embellished with 24k gold leaf and acrylics
5 PP's (33" x 44")hand embellished with 24k gold leaf and acrylics
30 SN's (30" x 40") hand embellished with acrylics

Now Available at Pre-Pub

Call for prices and to inquire about available originals from this series
503-295-4979

 

“The Vintage Series”

 

“Pearls Before Peacocks”

Inspired by 1920's actress Myrna Darby


This is the first piece from Donna's new Vintage Series of original oils and
limited editions. Donna is drawn to the Art Deco period, presently,
a time when women found a new level of freedom and self-expression.
These glamorous and interesting women are captured by Donna's
unique use of colors and abstractive style in a combination with
the black and white imagery of the times.

 

 

 Original Oils On Canvas by Donna Young



SOLD "One by One the Butterflies Whispered their Tales"
 
by Donna Young
30 x 40 Original Oil on Canvas with 24k gold
paint on butterflies

 


"Indigo Rhapsody"
by Donna Young
30" x 40" original oil on canvas

 


 



SOLD  "Summer In Waiting"
 
by Donna Young
30 x 40 Original Oil on Canvas

 


 



SOLD  "Repose Everlasting" by Donna Young
 
24" x 30" original oil on canvas


SOLD  "Long Road" by Donna Young
original oil on board
 Triptych 15"h x 45"w (3 panels of 15" x 15")

SOLD "Depth of Devotion" by Donna Young
 
45"x 60" original oil on canvas


SOLD  "Harvest" by Donna Young
40"h x 50"w original oil on canvas



 SOLD "Creekside" by Donna Young
 
9.5" x 9.5" original oil on canvas
 


SOLD "Lakeside" by Donna Young
 
12 x 12 original oil on canvas


SOLD "Jaded Pool" by Donna Young
40" x 30" original oil on canvas
 



SOLD "Here Again, The Fixed & Faithful Watch" by Donna Young
40" x 30" original oil on canvas



SOLD
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Ceaseless Sultry" by Donna Young
24 x 48" original oil on canvas



SOLD "Moment" by Donna Young
 
24" x 24" original oil on canvas


SOLD "Simplicity" by Donna Young
 
30" x 24" original oil on canvas



SOLD "Dundee Farms" by Donna Young
40"h x 40"w original oil on canvas



SOLD "Tranquil" by Donna Young
15"h x 15"w original oil on board


 SOLD "Early Winter" by Donna Young
 
12" x 12" original oil on canvas
 


SOLD 9"h x 12"w original oil on canvas

 


SOLD  "Autumn Creek" by Donna Young
 
22" x 22" original oil on canvas



SOLD  "Quite Luminary" by Donna Young
 
24" x 24" original oil on canvas
 



SOLD  "Prismatic" by Donna Young
 
36" x 24" original oil on canvas
 


SOLD  "Stillness of Afternoon" by Donna Young
30" x 40"original oil on canvas


SOLD  "Afternoon Reflection" by Donna Young
 
24" x 24" original oil on canvas



SOLD  "Shades of Respite" by Donna Young
32"h x 43"w original oil on canvas



SOLD  "Transition" by Donna Young
 24" x 24" original oil on canvas
 


SOLD  "Serenity" by Donna Young
15"h x 15"w original oil on board



SOLD  "Composed" by Donna Young
15"h x 15"w original oil on board

 

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