donna j hall

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Though my art practice over the years has ranged from representation to abstraction, for inspiration, I always seem to return to the visual richness and complex textures of the eroding natural landscapes and the distressed walls of urban environments. I am fascinated by the patterns formed on weathered surfaces, archaeological digs that reveal the evidence of varied cultures and the fossilized traces of vanished lives.





Inspiration


While browsing through books, magazines and the internet for visual inspiration, I have come across large collections of vintage, public domain, photos.  Collections of images that might be the only remaining evidence of unnamed men, women and children. I was inspired by these photographic mementos that had lost their connection to their families and heritage. Black and white portraits, of anonymous sitters, are the starting point for this series of paintings.


Recent Work

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The Ground Between Show art review

by Elizabeth Nolan

The Driftwood Sept. 14 2016

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everything is everything

acrylic plaster on board

30 x 36