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 is known and been recognised for her efforts in this field.

Donna loves to experiment and try different techniques in her work. She enjoys the natural progression of using mixed mediums, including oil pastels, oil paint and acrylic inks. Having experimented in many ways of using these beautiful and expressive mediums she is now focussed on applying them with her own style. 

 

Her current work includes a series of coral reef paintings in watercolour and the Enchanted Blooms series which are the lotus flowers along Ross River, in Townsville in mixed media.


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 are now 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 

2020

Hobby Lane Art Showcase

2020

New Beginnings, Group Show. Revival Art & Design Gallery.Brisbane.

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

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