I create contemporary landscape paintings and mono-prints in my studio located alongside my historic home at The Old Aldie Rectory built in 1803. I am inspired by the sunrises, sunsets, clouds, rain, mist and sunshine that appear outside my studio windows. I seek to capture in my paintings and photographs atmospheric illusions of light that transcend subject matter and evoke abstract images related to natural elements.
Born in New York City, Donna Clark lived most of her life in the Lower Hudson Valley region of New York State. She studied painting, printmaking and photography at Bard College where in 1972 she earned a BA degree in painting. While attending Bard she developed a passionate interest in printmaking and photography. She had the unique opportunity to study monotype printmaking with the renowned master printmaker Matt Phillips.
Donna has exhibited her work throughout New York State, including New York City, and New England. Her work is represented in many individual and corporate collections. Donna has received numerous awards and honors for her work. She received a CAPS Individual Artist Fellowship in Painting from the New York State Council on the Arts and several Individual Artist Grants for Painting and Printmaking from the Dutchess County Arts Council. In 2011 & 2012 she received 4 awards in photography at the Waterford Festival in the Best of Loudoun County and Historic Buildings categories. Donna has widely exhibited her work locally as well as at the Zig Zag Gallery in The Plains and at Plank and Nickel in Middleburg. In April of 2012 as a guest artist she presented “New Paintings” in a one person exhibition at the prestigious Art Square Gallery in Leesburg.