This week we begin our new art exhibition Donna Does Acrylics: An Exhibition by Donna Trent.
Donna Trent paints all the places around her, from markets to landscapes, from Europe to New Mexico to Gig Harbor...all the places she loves. Her media choice is varied and includes watercolor, oil, pen and ink, pastels, charcoal and clay sculpture. This new show is her reaching into the realm of acrylics.
"Painting in acrylics is a new media and experience for me. My method is a "slap-dash" approach, which is quickly slapping down a brush with bristles full of color then dashing in more color and brush strokes as soon as it dries, which is very fast. I repeat this application several times so I build up thick paint and the paintings have lots of texture. Working with acrylics has been a fun experience and relaxing."
Donna grew up on a Skagit Valley farm, near Mt. Vernon, WA and graduated from Seattle University, where she was awarded a BA in psychology, and an area major in art. Donna lives in Gig Harbor where she teaches and hosts workshops.