mandy donovan

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exhibiting @ Weeds cafe. calgary AB

Dec 2- Jan 2

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Artist's Statement - Mandy Donovan

Artistically, my inspiration is often found in buildings, landscapes and cityscapes. During a short trip to Las Vegas, I photographed its amazing architecture and was particularly impressed with the reflections of skyscraper upon skyscraper. The amazingly clear blue Nevada sky emphasizes the beautiful shapes of these buildings, as well as the negative space above and around them. I have loved putting the colours and shapes of Las Vegas on canvas.

I am also featuring a series inspired by Alberta’s beloved lakes and mountains.

This show is mostly new work, never seen in public before now. Each piece takes 20-30 hours to complete, working firstly from my original photo, then to a sketch, then to canvas. I hope there is something that you like, and that you will consider having a piece of my work on your wall.

I am indebted to Weeds Cafe for the loan of their walls, and to Danielle Bartlette of the incomparable Neon Milkshake Studio and Gallery, for her encouragement and teaching.

Contact: mandydonovan@gmail.com 403-561-7082 Commissions accepted