Donna Louise Fletcher

Donna Louise Fletcher

Central Coast , NSW, Australia

About Donna Louise Fletcher

There’s been a shift in my process and style, as pallet knives and brushes dance wildly across the canvas to deliver expressive and emotive works.

My process now is slightly more considered, it’s an interplay between chance and mindful orchestration and I never fully know where the work will take me. Apart from the colour pallet nothing is predetermined as I rely on instinct to move the work forward. Intuitive marks and expressive gestural forms are laid down and worked into and layer by layer the narrative is simultaneously concealed and revealed.

The intention is to exude an energy or strength within the work that clearly links back to the process and inspiration for the piece and if it ignites a spark within the viewer then I’ve done my job. Place, memory, emotion and experience are all sources of inspiration and inform the work. I am not replicating, but merely alluding to the subject, through the language of abstraction.
——————————
Bio
Donna Louise Fletcher is an Expressionist painter working from her home studio on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia. Donna studied at the University of Newcastle from 2005 to 2008 and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art.

Donna has exhibited frequently in both solo and group exhibitions within Australia since 2006 and in 2018 she exhibited at the exclusive La Galleria, Pall Mall, London.

Her work has gained the interest of Art Advisors and Gallerists and has been selected and awarded for exhibitions and art prizes. Donna's work has featured in art magazines and she will be included in an upcoming art book, Artists of the Central Coast - In Their Own Words, in 2020.



Education

University of Newcastle -
Bachelor of Fine Art - 2008

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2018, Old and New Work, Book Face Store, Erina, NSW, Australia
2017, The Chaos and The Calm, Anala Art Advisory, Glenbrook, NSW Australia
2016, Splash, Anala Art Advisory, North Sydney, NSW Australia
2015, Normal is an Illusion, Art Studios Art Gallery, North Gosford, NSW Australia
2009, Forget Me Not, Human Rights Day Exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW Australia

Selected & Group Exhibitions
2020, The Exhibition Project, The Recital Hall, Sydney, Australia
2019, Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia (Finalist)
2019, Lethbridge 20000 Art Prize, QLD, Australia (Finalist)
2018, The 20 x 20 Exhibition, Gosford Hospital in collaboration with Gosford Regional Gallery
2018, The Summer Show, La Galleria, Pall Mall, London, United Kingdom (Selected)
2018, Lethbridge Art Prize, Lethbridge Gallery, QLD, Australia (Finalist)
2018. BOAA, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia (Selected)
2016, New Work, Anala Art Advisory Gallery, Glenbrook, NSW Australia
2016, Reconciliation Art Awards, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW Australia
2015, Reconciliation Art Awards, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW Australia
2015, Choose Yourself, The Entrance Gallery, The Entrance NSW Australia (Selected-Invitation Only)
2015, Popup Flash Exhibition, (April), Erina Centre, Erina Fair, NSW Australia
2015, Popup Flash Exhibition, (January), Erina Centre, Erina Fair, NSW Australia
2014, Small Works Art Prize, Art Studios Gallery, North Gosford, NSW Australia
2014, Bringing it into the Light, Mental Health Art Exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW Australia
2014, Group Show, Olive Branch Gallery, Umina, NSW Australia (Selected)
2014, Reconciliation Art Awards, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW Australia
2013, Reconciliation Art Awards, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW Australia
2012, Bringing it into the Light, Mental Health Art Exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW Australia (Awarded)
2011, Bringing it into the Light, Mental Health Art Exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW Australia
2011, Reconciliation Art Awards, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW Australia
2011, Women at Work and Play, Gosford Studio Gallery, NSW Australia (Selected)
2010/11, Small Works Exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria Australia.
2010, Bringing it into the Light, Mental Health Art Exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW Australia
2010, Reconciliation: The Road Ahead, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW Australia (Awarded)
2009, Bringing it into the Light, Mental Health – Art Works, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW Australia
2009, Reconciliation Exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW Australia
2008, Grotto Exhibition, University of Newcastle, N.S.W. Australia
2008, Bringing it into the Light, Mental Health - Art Works, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW Australia (Awarded)
2008, Photographic Competition and Exhibition, Wyong Council, NSW, Australia
2007, Exit, University of Newcastle, NSW Australia
2007, Into the Light, Mental Health - Art Works, Gosford Regional Gallery,
NSW, Australia
2007, Photographic Competition and Exhibition, Wyong Council, NSW, Australia
2007, Multicultural Exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia
2006, Erina in A4, Erina Centre, Erina Fair, NSW, Australia
2006, Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia (Finalist)
2006, Multicultural Exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia