Donna Ion
I have worked hard to develop a unique, instantly recognizable style that viewers have described as both aesthetically pleasing and
spiritually uplifting. My large format , acrylic paintings are designed to elicit a personal response from each observer. I try not to
paint 'scenes', but instead to create a mood or memory, a vignette,that enables everyone to recall the beautiful, yet familiar,
landscapes that surround them personally. Composition is vitally important to me, as are colour and pattern. My paintings can be
seen as more than landscapes and enter into the realm of the highly abstract, appealing to a larger audience and I hope increasing
their impact. I strongly believe in extending the colour palette beyond the true spectrum to achieve a higher aesthetic response
.

I have exhibited my work in many places including the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and three solo shows at the Eclectic Gallery
in Oak Bay.  Locally I have taken part in the Oak Bay Studio Tours for more than ten years, as well as showing paintings in the Oak
Bay Municipal Hall
.
My paintings explore new ways to express the beauty of
our forests.

I have seen my work evolve from realism to an
increasingly abstract and interpretative approach. I try to
make my work fresh and contemporary yet remain firmly
tied to Canadian artistic heritage.
See More of Donna's work at her website
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