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Donna Whetstone

Contact info:

Whitewater, CO 81527
p. (970)260-0586
donnawhetstone@live.com
http://www.donnawhetstone.com

Areas of Concentration:

Painting
Mixed Media
Sculpture
Ceramics, Clay

Affiliations:

Image
Gallery

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Biography & Artist's Statements

 

Donna Whetstone

Artist Bio

 

Donna grew up the youngest of seven children, an old cowboy for a dad and a little short mama that saw the beauty in all things. Raised on the high deserts of the Western Slope of Colorado, she spent most hours of her youth hiking and pondering life. Donna is a creative spirit; her art is pure, born of that creative, lone hiker spirit. The love of the colors and beauty of the mountains and deserts of Colorado show in the bright colors she uses in her paintings, which are painted with unusual mediums, such as model car paint, enamels, even ceramic paints... color, brightness and passion on canvas is the obvious goal.

 

Visually her painting draw the beholder in to their own creations, what one sees is not the same as what others see. Her goal is to create paintings that can be looked at differently and different visions be seen each time the paintings are re-visited.


In the 1980's Donna was the painter's assistant and noted in the credits as the Assistant to the Producer during the filming of the PBS art instruction series, "Color is Exciting", over thirty six oil on canvas paintings were completed for the show and over half of the paintings were painted by Donna, completely with pallet knife. The late 90's saw her writing and winning two grants for her creation "Art Connection" which took middle and high school student volunteers to teach arts and crafts with elementary school children.

She was a 2009 third place winner at the Render the Rock event in Crawford, Colorado with her "Needle Rocks Day of Reckoning", a painting in which she used her favorite mediums to create a vibrant, exploding volcanic mountain.

 

In addition to painting, a passion for Donna is creating lifelike models of crones and witches. Her inspiration is all the wise women that have graced her life. Donnas' grandmother Zorabell was a classic crone looking (beautiful) woman; mother to seven daughters, her grandmother's wise face always made Donna aware that the story of a woman's life is written in the soft folds, twinkling eyes and lines in her face.

 

The wise old crone's and witches are hand formed polymer clay intricately detailed with wrinkled faces and knarly hands, clothed in original hand sewn outfits and adorned with charms and antique jewelry.

 

To see more of the works of Donna Whetstone visit:

www.donnawhetstone.com

Feel free to e-mail her at: donnawhetstone@live.com


 

City of Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture

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