Artist Reception is May 25th from 5:00 - 8:00pm, the show is on until June 9th.
Hours are Monday - Friday, 3pm - 5pm until June 9th
"Through my work I want the viewer to think, feel, and dream while tapping into his/her soul. What does my art mean; and I ask you what does a bird’s song mean?
My work is nonobjective. It does not represent or depict a person, an object or a place. Essentially, the content of the work is its colour, shapes, gestural brushstrokes, size, scale, and its process.
Playing with the elements and principles of art is part of my artistic journey into abstraction. I continue to develop my personal visual vocabulary. Although I consider my painting to be an act of spontaneity there is also a sense of control interacting with chance. “My canvas is a platform in which to play.”
I am inspired by such artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Cy Twombly, and Wassily Kandinsky and the Automatiste, like Alexandra Luke."
DONNA WILSON is a Toronto based contemporary artist. She attended ACAD majoring in printmaking. She continued her studies at the Art Centre, Central Tech, Toronto, Ontario for an additional three years with a primary interest in Abstract painting. Donna has been exhibiting in juried solo and group shows nationally. Her work is in private collections in Canada, England and Australia. She has served on the Board of Directors for NPCC. Donna has given lectures, workshops, presentations and teaches locally. Donna’s most recent group exhibition was ‘Portraits of Resilience”, a juried virtual tribute online exhibit presented by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in 2021-2022.
What others have said –
“Thank you so much for your contribution…I had a look and your piece…it’s wonderful, evocative and beautiful and complex.” – Zoe Doyle, Visitor Experience, Operations, AGO.
“Donna’s work places us in the ethereal gap between a physical experience and a describable emotion.” - Erin Whitten Crysdale, Visual Artist, @erincrysdale.
“(Donna) Wilson’s paintings brim with energy and colour. They invite the viewer into their intriguing, subjective worlds, that seem to be at once both intimate close-ups and broad vistas.” – Chris Ahlers, Curator, Third Floor Gallery, Guelph, ON
Views of the show
Thank you Chris and your staff for the amazing job curating, hanging, and photographing my solo art exhibit at the Third Floor Gallery. You and your team made the experience so easy even prior to transporting the paintings. I am so grateful and blessed.