Art Exhibit & Reception Featuring Donna Straw
On Saturday, April 20 from 3:30-5pm, all are invited to a reception at the West Tisbury Library to honor the work of Island artist Donna Straw. Donna’s paintings will be displayed in the library’s Community Room from April 2 through April 29. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
About the Artist:
“When beginning a painting I derive my inspiration from an actual place or reinvent one by incorporating images from a variety of different places. Regardless of what I have seen, the work is a stylized interpretation of the real as well as the imagined.
Color fuels and feeds my passion. My use of color is spontaneous and intuitive. Ultimately my pieces are each unified and cohesive, but it is the journey and the process of discovery that excites me- the color mixing, my choice of palette, the placement of one color next to another in order to create contrast, harmony and/or the use of values and intensities to create the illusion of light and spatial depth. As spaces are resolved and other spaces present themselves as a challenge, the painting takes on a life of its own. After teaching art with great intensity for 35 years, I am now able to harness the energy I poured into my students and find fulfillment in my work as a painter. How lucky for me!”