Hello friends and welcome to my site!donna-photo


Born and bred in New Zealand, I moved to the Sunshine Coast, Australia 27 years ago. I am surrounded by inspiration from the beach to the bushland and country in this beautiful part of the world.

I’ve enjoyed art from a young age. As a child I spent many hours drawing, colouring, painting and crafting. As an adult I’ve indulged in many and varied creative pursuits. Almost 10 years ago I completed my first large canvas painting and I’ve been hooked ever since. I developed my skills by attending classes for 6 years with local award winning artist Victoria Fitzpatrick. Since then my skills have been furthered by completing a variety of other workshops and online courses.

My desire to experiment and try new things draws me to the excitement of mixed media and the exploration of different techniques and genres.

Until recent years my work has been mainly semi-abstract. Lately, however my passion for creating faces has become so strong that few of my current pieces are seen without one. I even find myself revisiting many of my earlier paintings and adding faces! It is exciting to see my paintings transformed and revitalised. I enjoy producing a variety of faces in different styles, however, more often than not I strive to produce realistic portraits.

Being blessed with a wonderful and happy life, my work often portrays this through the use of vibrant, bold colours.

In 2015 I entered my first art competition and was thrilled to be awarded a first prize in the Sunshine Coast Show. In 2016 I achieved a second place for my work.

It gives me great joy when my art resonates deeply with others or brings them warmth and happiness.


6 thoughts on “About

  1. Greetings!
    My name is john Cena from SC. I actually observed my wife has
    been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she likes your
    piece of work, I’m also impressed and amazed to have seen your various
    works too, : ) You are doing a great job. I would like to receive
    further information about your piece of work and what inspires you. I
    am very much interested in the purchase of the piece (in subject field
    above) to surprise my wife. Kindly confirm the availability for
    immediate sales.
    Thanks and best regards,

    • Hi John,
      So sorry for such a late reply.
      I only just noticed your message.
      If you are still interested in purchasing please tell me which piece you mean.
      I understand if you are longer interested and apologise again for my tardy reply,

  2. Hi Donna is your e class Dazzle cost in Australian dollars or US I am an Aussie and just loved your class in last years Let’s Face It .
    Thanks Joy

    • Hi Joy, thanks for your enquiry and I’m so glad you enjoyed my class in LFI. It is set up in Australian dollars. People from other countries can still purchase it as the currency automatically converts. I’m still finalizing all the details on my website as we speak but it is pretty much done and is available to purchase now. Hope to see you in class. 🙂

      • Thanks Donna i will be signing up i was just checking up re dollars i find too many Australian artists are making us pay in US dollars now it is great to see you don’t

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