Meet the Maker is a new series of features highlighting some of the most amazing makers across the North Shore! We will be featuring a handful of new makers every Monday to hopefully help mitigate the added financial strain that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the creative community. Follow along on Instagram and Facebook as well!
Meet Donna of Caselden Art and Design
In your own words… what do you do? Describe the thing(s) you “make/create.”
I am a contemporary artist, mostly working with oil and/or acrylic paints, known for my experimentation.
My work always contains an element of surprise. Once I make that first pass with my brush, I never know what will emerge. The finished design is never the way I expected it to be. I love that. I trust my intuition, and that allows my artwork to evolve organically. It is that aura of mystery that captivates the viewer, with a sense that my paintings reveal a secret, unknown space. I want people to feel that they’re truly drawn into the painting, and see something different every time.
The world is curious — what inspires you to “make/create”?
My inspiration is never the same- something in my unconscious ultimately is revealed in my artwork. Not sure why it happens, but it’s amazing to see.
Oil on Canvas
36 x 24 x 1 1/2″
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