Donna Danuta Wiegand flowers or people – to me they are all ‘portraits’
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Donna is a member of the Kanata Civic Art Gallery and the Foyer Gallery. Her passion for painting now absorbs her on many fronts; working on her Fine Arts Diploma at St Lawrence College, participating in workshops, and entering exhibits and sales.
She has been juried into numerous exhibits: the 2nd annual Mayor’s Art Festival in Ottawa, the TAG Cornwall, Figureworks, the Salon Prize, the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery, Centrepointe Theatre Gallery, Kanata Civic Art Gallery, and Britannia Art Gallery. Her works have also been in the Atrium Gallery, Studio Gallery, NFAL Gallery, Ottawa Little Theatre, Carleton University, Café 111 Lisgar, Artscene, the Tulip Festival and Francesco’s.
Her paintings are in private collections in Canada, USA, Switzerland, South Africa and St Helena. She has won numerous awards over the years for her artworks. Donna is happy to accept commissions.
“I take numerous photographs and then painstakingly search to find the one that captures my interest. This is true whether I’m painting flowers or people – to me they are all ‘portraits’. My floral paintings are influenced by the late Georgia O’keefe. The close up image brings the viewer a dramatic perspective that evokes an emotional response. My people portraits emulate the play of lights and shadows reminiscent of the old masters like Caravaggio.”