"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful. Welcome it in every face, in every sky, in every flower."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
About Donna's inspiration...
My inspiration has always come from nature and the Great Barrier Reef is my passion. This passion sparked during my honeymoon in Mission Beach and during tours out to the reef. Snorkelling around the coral was amazing, there was so much life, colour, movement and the different textures of the coral. My favourite is the fan coral which is why it’s in so many of my paintings.
Enchanted Blooms Series
The lotus flowers along Ross River, in Townsville, North Queensland is where I got my inspiration for these paintings. I use to go for walks along the river and the late afternoon sun shinning on the lotus pods were so beautiful. The colours were amazing, pinks, purples and greens really popped in the late afternoon sun.
Most of the flowers and lotus pods are done on fine delicate paper, one looks like lace and the other has gold flecks through it. On these papers I have done delicate drawings and painted them in watercolour and then collage onto main painting.
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