This afternoon I picked up Donna’s work for the show in the Pig Barn Gallery, next weekend (oh, it’s getting close!). I know I chose too many of her pieces, but I just couldn’t help it, I love them all.
Her paintings range in size from 22″x40″ portraits to 4″x 5″ cards. Donna is an Outsider Artist, meaning she is untrained and working outside of the traditional art world. An Outsider Artist’s work often comes from a religious experience, a personal tragedy or mental illness. I love Donna’s work because it deals with darkness of the real world with, wonder, beauty and sense of hope and humor. Although her forms are abstracted, Donna captures the essence of what ever it is she is painting through expressions and body language. She often uses words which are descriptive as well as part of the imagery. Her paintings seem to dance with line and color. They are joyful and they allow us to see the world through truly unique eyes. Donna has a new blog, just 2 days old. Have a look at donnawynbrandt.com. In the video you can see Donna talk about her work.