DONNA B FINE ART by DonnaBFineArt

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									DONNA B FINE ART

About Me




Donna Bernstein

         I have been told that my work is both inspirational and compelling; that it "draws the viewer in"
         and is "evocative and refreshing". My technique combines mediums in new and regenerative
         ways; I use the art of drawing and the spirit of painting to experience the transition of complexity
         to simplicity and back again - this gives a feeling of movement, energy and life to my works. The
         inherent motion in this creative act is both guide and gift.
         I mix mediums, I mix metaphors, in the process of exposing my interior landscape through
         the form of the inspirational equine, formless color and intuition.
	
  

	
  
Statement	
  
Much of my work is large and medium scale urban equestrian paintings: “Urban Equines”.
By that I mean the energy, beauty, and both modern and classic equine form expressed in purely
contemporary terms. Often described as urban cave paintings, my pieces are at home in both formal
collections as well as the large-scale spaces of modern design. 	
  
I create a line of purely abstract paintings. My signature style is composed of dynamic lines, bold
colors, and the emotional energetic sparked by the element of the formless. I am seduced by the subtle
nuances of abstraction that evoke feeling.	
  

Influences most impacting my work are Rosa Bonheur, Degas, illustrator Paul Brown, as well as Georgia
O’Keefe, Franz Marc and Picasso; Po Kim, Franz Kline, and Masatoyo Kishi.

As my art has matured, growing in complexity and often in size, my essential vision remains the same -
The power of line, the fusion of color, and an integration of natural, gestural balance.

	
  
	
  
Bio
Donna Bernstein was born in New York, north of Manhattan. Largely self-taught, she held a one-woman
show in the lobby of a local theatre and sold three pieces. This early success fed a passion for her art.
Studying privately with artist Robert Dash, as well as at Hollins College in Virginia, she continued to draw
and paint from life and her surroundings, supplemented with studies in Japanese ink work and brush
techniques. The stylistic action and structure of the horse remained the compelling subject.
In 1998 Donna and her husband moved to McCall, Idaho, and began marketing her art to numerous shows
and galleries throughout the country. Working on technique at the Boise Art Museum she sculpted. A
number of these pieces have been placed in permanent collections.
	
  
“Your art inspires thought."

"Your art draws me in for a much deeper experience; every time I look I see more!”

"Your art has it all - motion and emotion."

"Your art is full of vitality, energy, on the inside moving out."


I enjoy the relationship with art lovers; interaction with collectors is an energizing juncture where me,
my art and my viewer meet...I often feel it is in this place I call myself artist.

Donna’s personal blend and stylization creates art that is modern in structure, yet deeply intimate.
Feel free to contact by email or at the studio: 208-861-4331.
Commission inquiries are most welcome.

	
  

	
  

Selected	
  Recent	
  Events:	
  
Internat’l. Juried Exhibit, Wynwood Art District, Nina Torres Fine Art, Miami, FL Sept 2010
San Diego Polo Club, Rancho Santa Fe, CA Sept 2010
Mission Federal Artwalk, San Diego, CA April, 2010
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ Jan 16 - Mar 28, 2010
Woodriver Cellars Winery, Select Gallery Artist, Eagle, ID
Hampton Classic, Bridgehampton, NY
Galerie Bel Age, Westhampton Beach, NY
Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT
“Ferrari’s and Fired-Up Horses,” Annona Restaurant/Manhattan Motorcar, Westhampton Beach, NY
“Horses in Art”, Lynda Anderson Gallery, Locust Valley, NY
Celebration of the Belmont Stakes, Garden City Hotel, Garden City, NY
KREISS Collection, Manhasset, NY
Third Street Gallery, "Regional Exhibit", Moscow Arts Commission, Moscow, ID
J. Whitney Gallery, Southington, CT
Art of Framing Gallery, Boise, ID
Office of the Governor, Collection, Statehouse, Boise, ID
"Derby Days Equestrian Art 2006", 20 North Gallery, Toledo, OH
Featured Artist, Boise City Arts Commission, Boise, ID
St. Luke's Wood River Valley Medical Center, Sun Valley, ID
“Iron Horses”, Lone Star Park, Dallas, TX
Owl 57 Gallery, Woodmere, NY
Grand National Celebration of Western Art, San Francisco, CA
Artizen Gallery, McCall, ID
Idaho First Bank Corporate Collection, ID
National Ability Center, "Starry Night Gala", Park City, UT


	
  

	
  
	
  
ARTICLES/Press	
  and	
  AWARDS
September, 2010 American Art Awards 2010, Sculpture, "Gosling"
July/August 2010 Topline Ink Equestrian Journal, Cover Art,"Playful"
April 2010 100 Awe-Inspiring Artists You Should Follow on Twitter
January/February 2010 Topline Ink Equestrian Journal, Cover Art
October 2009 American Art Award Winner Abstract (No. 6) Impressionism Animal (No. 20)
September, 2009 TheEquinest, Feature Artist Interview
August, 2008 The Southampton Press, Arts & Entertainment, Feature
August, 2008 Dan's Papers, Hamptons Style
October, 2006 PHELPSSPORTS.com, Artist Feature, "The Equine Art of Donna Bernstein"
April, 2006 Idaho Statesman, Press Release, "Boise City Arts Commission, Boise Airport Featured Artist"
January, 2006 Boise Weekly, Cover Art
November 2004 "McCall Magazine", Feature Article
August 2004 Horses in Art Magazine, Feature, "The Beauty of Bronze"
June 2004 Equine Art Guild, "Behind the Easel" Feature Interview
November 2002 Equitana Brisbane Official Program, Australia Feature "Blue Cloud"
June 2002 Western States Horse Expo, CA, "Whisperer", 2nd place and "Mustang", 3rd Place
April 2002 Black Stallion Fine Art Show, Ocala, FLA, for "Black Stallion", acrylic on paper
December 2001 "Getting to Know You - Art & Passion" Feature Article, Long Valley Advocate, Idaho
September 2001 Featured Artist, Equine Vision Magazine
July 2001 "Site of the Day Award", for RunningWindArt.com, from LetItRide.com
February 2000 "Idaho Horse Fair", Signature Art

	
  
	
  
COLLECTIONS
BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY, Athletic Dept., Boise, ID
JACK'S LA JOLLA, La Jolla, CA
IDAHO FIRST BANK, McCall, ID
NATIONAL ABILITY CENTER, Park City, UT
St. LUKE'S WOOD RIVER VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Ketchum, ID
Governor's Collection, Capitol Statehouse, Boise, ID
BEL FUSE LTD., Kowloon, Hong Kong.
PUBLIC and PRIVATE Collections throughout the country.
Details upon request.
	
  
	
  
	
  
CONTRIBUTIONS	
  and	
  Causes:
Using my art as a resource in support of Causes I believe in is very important to me, and a strong part of
my art identity.


McCall-Donnelly Education Foundation Collaborative Auction, McCall, ID
Ferdinand's Ball, Louisville, KY "Old Friends Equine Rescue"
Black Card Circle Foundation, "Autism Speaks" event, CA
National Ability Center, Park City, UT
US Pony Clubs, NY
American West 4D Barrel Racing Series, Blackfoot, ID
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Idaho Foodbank, “Artists Against Hunger”, Boise, ID
Arkwild, Inc., Abaco Wild Horse Fund, Bahamas
Redwings Horse Sanctuary, CA
McPaws, Animal Welfare Fund, McCall, ID
McCall Community Assn., McCall, ID
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Amaryllis Horse Rescue Fund, Bridgehampton, NY
Just World International, FL
Windy Hollow Hunt, NY and FL
Polo Players Support Group, Wellington, FL
Boise Weekly Cover Art Auction, Boise, ID
McCall Arts & Humanities Council, McCall ID
Cody Center for Autism, VOX Art Benefit, Stony Brook NY
Idaho Dressage Festival, Boise ID	
  
	
  


	
  

CONTACT	
  INFO:	
  
Emails: donnabe1@mac.com

Phone: 208-861-4331

Summer Studio: 125 Commerce Street. Studio C, McCall, ID 83638

Winter Studio: 18555 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Website: donnabfineart.com

	
  

								
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