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Ongoing Exhibition at Le Chat Bleu Bistro, Baie Verte, NB

Participant in Art Across the Marshes Studio Tour held every October

Participant in the annual Spring/Convocation Show at:
Fog Forest Gallery in Sackville, New Brunswick.

Represented and exhibited continuously by:

Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick

Studio on the Marsh Gallery, Harvey-Albert, New Brunswick

Handworks Gallery in Saint John, New Brunswick

Red Sky Gallery in Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Prints and Artcards available at these gift shops:

Studio on the Marsh / Cape Enrage Gift Shop, Harvey-Albert, New Brunswick

Cape Jourimain Gift Shop, Bayfield, New Brunswick

Westminster Books, Fredericton, New Brunswick

and Blooms Flowershop in Sackville, New Brunswick


Artist Statement

Over many years, the act of creating continues to bring me a lot of pleasure and joy. My works are assemblages of painting and drawing on paper, japanese hand-made paper, or silk fabric collaged on to wooden panels or shallow boxes using layers of colour and texture. At present, I am interested in combining elements of both Western and Japanese art - looking carefully at composition and colour in appreciation of the small but beautiful things that we may see every day but take for granted. A colourful flower, a chickadee resting on a branch, a heron fishing in the early morning light, a butterfly resting on a leaf, or a ripe piece of fruit in a crystal bowl provide glimpses of the beauty that surround us. My hope is that my artwork can enable the viewer to experience a moment of peace of mind and serenity from the frantic pace of everyday living.

-Donna Rawlins Sharpe




Education

York University in Toronto, Canada
Graduated 1976
Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Education

Studied Visual Arts at Otis/Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles, California 1981

Studied Printmaking at Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver 1982


Exhibitions / Expositions

"Town And Gown"
Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
May 3-27, 2017

"A Fine Art"
Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
May 2016

"Welcome Back"
Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
May 2015

"Some Of Our Own"
Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
April 2015

Garden Exhibition
Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
June 2014

Exhibition
Tidnish Art Gallery, NS
September 8-21, 2013

EcoArts Festival
Cape Jourimain
August 16-18, 2013

"Our Finest Gifts"
Gallery Artist Show, Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
2012

Cape Jourimain Eco-Arts Festival
August, 2012

"Our Finest Gifts We Bring"
Group exhibition, Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
September, 2010 & 2011

"Autumn and Gold" Summer Showcase
Gallery Artist Show, Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
2011

Cape Jourimain Eco-Arts Festival
August, 2011

“Feathered Friends”
Group exhibition, Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
September, 2010

“The Wild-ing of the Women”
Group exhibition, Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
July, 2009

Solo Show
Dieppe City Hall Gallery, Dieppe, NB
January, 2009

“The Wonder of It All”
Group exhibition, Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
December, 2008

“Some of our Own”
Group exhibition, Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
August, 2008

Solo Show
Rosedale Church Art Gallery, Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario
January/February, 2007

Solo Show
McCain Gallery, Florenceville, NB
April/May, 2006

Solo Show
Georges Goguen Gallery, CBC Building, Moncton, NB
August, 2005

Solo Show
St. John Arts Centre, Saint John, New Brunswick, NB
September, 2004

“Hana”, Solo Show
Handworks Art Gallery, Saint. John, NB
May, 2003

“Orchids”, Solo Show
Moncton City Hall Art Gallery, Moncton, NB
December, 2002

Juried Exhibition
Moncton Gallery, Moncton City Hall, New Brunswick
Summer, 1998 and 2000, 2001, 2002

"Six Sackville Artists" Group Show
Marba Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick
October 1998

"A Touch of Japan" Solo Show
Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick
1996

Solo Show, Edmonton Public Library, 1982

Solo Show, University of Calgary, MacEwan Hall, Calgary, Alberta, 1982

Group Show, Madrona Gallery, Art Gallery, Nanaimo, B.C. 1981

Group Show, York University Fine Arts Building, 1976