am inspired by nature, particularly the motion, patterns
and shapes of flora and fauna. My compositions are an expression of that
inspiration on paper, vessels and mixed media.
To express the essence of natural subjects that interest me,
I use simplified graphic shapes, negative space and texture.
In each piece, whether it is 2- or 3-dimensions, I use
strong lines and repetitive patterns to create a sense of
movement in the composition.
Creating both 2- and 3-dimensional work requires different
creative processes, but I love the challenge of translating
my compositions into both.
As an artist and an art teacher, I have been fortunate to
explore and experiment with a wide range of
media. I have found that printmaking is
the best media for me to express my designs. More
recently I have continued my artistic journey by
experimenting with collage and mixed media assemblage.
In a world in which we are
overloaded by complexity, I like the simplicity of the
artistic and creative
process. I love to work by hand with traditional tools
that have not changed much over the years, but feel free to
experiment with new processes and materials.
Contact Dona Reed, via email,
phone (360) 378-1813 in Friday Harbor, WA.