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    Bio

     

     

    Donna Maloney is a Brisbane based artist who predominantly works with watercolours and mixed media, she is also known for her work with acrylics and alcohol inks. She has excelled and been recognised for her efforts in this field. Donna studied in the field of Visual Arts for seven years and has been painting for 19 years.

    Because Donna loves to experiment and try different ideas, the natural progression of using mixed mediums, including watercolour and acrylic inks, is taking her in an exciting new direction. Having experimented in many ways of using this beautiful and expressive medium she is now applying this with her own style. Her recent works include series of paintings of the coral reef in watercolour.

    Oil paints is something else Donna has long wanted to try and has now ventured into seascapes using this medium.

    Donna is a lover of all things natural, beautiful and peaceful and finds inspiration everywhere, from the ocean to the forest. She derives much pleasure from being able to share her paintings with the world. She was just recently commissioned to create a series of new works with a tropical reef theme that will be displayed in a new resort in the Maldives.

    Donna's inspiration has always come from nature and the Great Barrier Reef is her passion. This passion sparked during her 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."

    Donna lived in North Queensland for 20 years amid the vibrancy of the tropics and seascapes filled with such beauty. Her art allows her to share this experience with those she loves and who love art. 

    Education

    2007 
    Studied Diploma of Visual Arts part time , TAFE Queensland North - Townsville

     Awards 

    Winner

    59th Townsville Art Awards 2014

    2nd Place

    100 Years of Tropical Medicine in Australia Art Competition 2010

     

    Category winner Watercolour

    Townsville Art Awards 2009

    Exhibitions 

    2019

    'Paper Love' Exhibition, Hang About Art Gallery. Brisbane.

    2016 
    Director's Pick Exhibition. , Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

    2016 
    'Branching Out' Solo Exhibition, The Drill Hall Studio, Townsville

    2016 
    'Tropical Diversity' , Mo'sArt Gallery

    2016 
    'Art in the Garden' Townsville Watercolour Group, Marion's Gardens

    2015 
    'Under the Mango Tree.' Townsville Watercolour Group, Marion's Gardens

    2015 
    60th Townsville Art Awards., Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

    2015 
    'Art in the Garden' Townsville Watercolour Group, Marion's Gardens

    2014 
    59th Townsville Art Awards., Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

    2014 
    'Art under the Stars', Private Gardens

    2012 
    'My Eden Project' Solo Exhibition , Studio 2, Townsville

    2012 
    'Funky Wagnalls' Group Ehibition, Studio 2, Townsville

    2012 
    'Wanderlust' Group Exhibition, Studio 2, Townsville

    2011 
    'Lush' Group Exhibition, Studio 2, Townsville

    2011 
    'Heavenly Reef' Group Exhibition, Studio 2, Townsville

    2011 
    'Little Red Dress' Group Exhibition, Studio 2, Townsville

    2010 
    'A few of my favourite things' Solo Exhibition, Studio 2, Townsville

    2010 
    '21st Century Impressionists' Townsville Watercolour Group, Townsville Art Society Art Gallery

    2010 
    'Seniors Portrait Exhibition' , Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

    2009 
    'Tropical Diversity' , Townsville Art Society Art Gallery

    2009 
    'A Moment in Time' Solo Exhibion, Townsville Art Society Art Gallery

    2009 
    Townsville Art Awards., Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

    Mobile: 0401671892 

    Email: donna.maloney.art@gmail.com