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Donna Sands

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In love of Red, 2008 Oil on Canvas 36 X36 © yes
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Autumn Trees on Hill, 2010 Oil on Cotton 48" X 60" © yes
Purplre_orchard
Purple Orchard, 2008 Oil on Canvas 36" X 36" © yes
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Remembering the Glow, 2009 Oil on Canvas 36" X 36" © yes
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Spring Trees, 2010 Oil on Cotton 60" X 48" © yes
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Chicago
Birth year
1955
Lives in
Libertyville
Works in
Libertyville
Schools
Northeastern Illinois University, 1979, Fine Arts
Representing galleries
Curtis Back Alley Gallery, Kavier Forge Gallery, Barry Franklin
Tags
realism, landscape, modern, abstract
Statement

What I see and feel is what I paint. Being outside gives me the illusion of being released of life's restrictions imposed on us during our daily existance. I seek a destination void of man's invasion.

I am inspired by the omnipotence of nature's landscape, a place that invokes all five of my senses. I transfer these emotions onto my surface wit blends of vibrant color and texture, My imaginative dexterity for color allows me to convey any mood while maintaining the harmony that exists in nature. This is what it means to be a Color Equivalent Landscape Painter.

The unaltered, rugged terrain is my visual prefrence, rather than the well-kept garden or park. I like to start my visual journey on location, to capture my sense of place as I reinterpret my emotional experience.

My ongoing exploration allows me to share wondrous vistas that explode with color on my surfaces, while taking the viewer on a journey into the countryside. All is right in my world when I am capturing an image onto my surface.

I was fortunate to grow up in a community of professional artists and realized at a young age I was meant to be an artist. Through traveling wiht my family, I grew to appreciate being outdoors for the peacefulness of being surrounded by nature.