Donna Maloney is a multi-talented artist who has chosen in the past to mostly work in watercolour. This is a medium she has excelled in and has received many awards for her efforts in this field. Because Donna loves to experiment and try different ideas, the natural progression of using mixed mediums including her new love alcohol inks, is taking her in an exciting new direction . Having experimented many ways of using this beautiful and unpredictable medium she has finally been able put her own touch into her developing style. Donna is a lover of all things natural, beautiful and peaceful, so she derives much pleasure from being able to share her paintings with the world.
I studied Fine Arts at TAFE in Townsville. Then for the next 12 months I worked at developing my own style, starting in acrylics then moving onto watercolours. Before starting a painting, I start an art journal with printed photos of the subject and I have fun experimenting with colour, different mediums and techniques.
2007 to 2009
Townsville Art Society Awards at Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville
2009 Solo Exhibition " A Moment in Time"
2009 Group Exhibition " Tropical Diversity"
2008 to 2010
" Under the Mango Tree" Exhibitions Townsville Watercolour Group
2008 & 2010
"Seniors Portrait Exhibition"
2010 " See Hear Now Festival" School of Creative Arts, James Cook University
2010 "21st Century Impressionists" Townsville Watercolour Group
2010 Launch of Artcetera and Studio 2 Exhibition " RE"
2010 Solo Exhibition " A few of my favourite things"
2010 & 2011
Group Exhibition at Studio 2 " Little Red Dress" Raising money for the heart foundation
2011 Group Exhibition "Heavenly Reef"
2011 Group Exhibition " Lush"
2012 Group Exhibition " Wanderlust"
2012 Group Exhibition " Funky Wagnalls"
2012 Solo Exhibition " My Eden Project"
2014 Group Exhibition " Art Under the Stars"
2014 59th Townsville Art Awards
2015 Townsville Watercolour Group " Art in the Garden" Exhibition.
2015 60th Townsville Art Awards
2015 Townsville Watercolour Group "Under the Mango Tree" Exhibition
2016 Director's Pick Exhibition. Recent Acquisitions from the City of Townsville Art Collection.
2016 Townsville Watercolour Group " Art in the Garden" Exhibition.
2016 "Tropical Diversity" Two to Tango Exhibition by Donna Maloney & Debbie Belcastro
2016 " Branching Out" Solo Exhibition at The Drill Hall Studio, Townsville.
59th Townsville Art Awards 2014
First place in the Open Award " Curtain of Rainforests"
The Townsville Art Society Awards 2009
First place in the Watercolour/ Water based Medium Award, " Curtain Of Mystery 1"
100 Years of Tropical Medicine In Australia Art Competition
2nd place " Rainforest Habitat"
Featured Artist on Artsyshark http://bit.ly/1OaCD3o
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