Amy H R Donahue

Amy H R Donahue
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About the Artists:

Artist Bio/Statement:

Amy studied at VCU’s School of the Arts, receiving her BA in Communication Arts. Now she lives in Midlothian with her husband, Mark, and dog, Theo. She paints full-time both on location and in her home studio. While subject matter can vary, she is drawn to paint the light as it interacts with the land. Her artwork often includes a hint of man-made structures settled among the natural world – a house, a figure, a pathway. Amy’s paintings attempt to depict both man and land as equally subject to the effects of the sun’s light and earth’s atmosphere.

“Everywhere I travel scenes beg to be painted. Light and vivid color captivate me. Of course God creates the most vibrant and dynamic colors and patterns–even so, I enjoy paying homage to His designs by rendering 2D versions of what I see. I love to paint the details of what I see: the contrasts in the lights and darks and the vibrancy of the world. The heavens truly tell the glory of God (Psalm 19:1) much more effectually than my paint. They are a marvelous mystery, but still I am constantly compelled to capture them on canvas.”

Résumé:

Recent and Select Exhibitions:

Society of Illustrators - Juried Student Competition, New York City, May 2007
Anderson Gallery - Juried Show, Richmond, Virginia, March 2007
9WG Studios - Solo Show, Richmond, Virginia, Sept-Nov 2011
Artworks Galleries - Juried Show (Best in Show), Richmond, Virginia, Sept 2012
Artworks Galleries - Juried Show (3rd Place), Richmond, Virginia, Oct 2012
Café Caturra – Solo Show, Midlothian, Virginia, February-April 2013
For Art’s Sake Gallery – Two-Women Show, Richmond, Virginia, May 2013
Crossroads Art Center – Juried Show (2nd Place), Richmond, Virginia, Sept-Oct 2013
Crossroads Art Center – Juried Show (Honorable Mention), Richmond, Virginia, Nov-Dec, 2013
Urban Farmhouse – Solo Show, Midlothian, Virginia, April 2014
Structures Brought to Light - Juried Show, Ashland, Virginia, March-April 2014
Links to articles:

http://www.timesdispatch.com/midlothianexchange/county-news/celebrations/local-landmarks-lend-artist-inspiration/article_2a0c4e48-91ae-11e2-845c-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.chesterfieldobserver.com/news/2013-04-03/Mindscapes/ARTIST_OF_THE_MONTH.html

http://www.swanchildrenmag.com/painting/crimson-and-copper-by-amy-donahue/

http://www.chesterfieldmonthly.com/community/the-evening-rush