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Bold and Bright


Donna Carter  


 I was the kind of kid who lived in their imagination more than in the real world. My favourite solitary activity was drawing. I spent hours at it right up until the time I went to Mount Royal University to study Interior Design. Do you know how much drawing that involves? A lot, but it’s mostly technical drawing with a bit of water colour architectural rendering thrown in.


  Somehow in that process, drawing stopped being fun for me. The only drawing I did was for my design clients for more than 20 years. In a strange twist, I ended up publishing a non-fiction book that was successful enough that I was suddenly in demand as a speaker and found I had no time for my design practise.


   A few months after my abrupt career change I began to really miss creating, so I joined a painting collective. My first day exploring acrylic painting I didn’t even know how to hold a paintbrush, let alone use it, but only a few months later I was selling paintings.


   These days I enjoy painting abstracted florals and gentle looking animals. I use vibrant colour and lots of texture. I’ve been told I am a bold person. I think my paintings reflect this.


   “Painting has become my therapy and my passion. I can’t imagine my life without it. Some people are just born to create!” ~ Donna Carter



Tangled"    By Donna Carter                                              Acrylic  -  30" x 48"     $780

"Spring in the Air"   by Donna Carter       Acrylic   -  Mixed Media  24" x 36"      $600