Donna Hanson Artworks

I have always been interested in drawing, and discovered a love of other media during my Residential Interiors course at the University of Alberta. I am a self taught artist who loves discovering and exploring new techniques in all mediums including watercolor, acrylics, pastel, oil, and mixed media, as well as the ancient art of encaustic painting (painting with beeswax).

Also…I love COLOUR!

My newest paintings centre around the natural beauty found in flowers and landscapes, explored in an abstract and impressionistic way through the use of color, big bold brushstrokes, and abstract mark-making. My goal is to impart a feeling of happiness and joy within the viewer. While these paintings are primarily acrylic or encaustic, I often use other media such as oil stick, pastel, graphite, and oil pastel, as well as incorporating found objects and paper within the paintings to give a feeling of whimsy and interest to the work and to the space where it is hung.

I believe that creativity is in all of us – it is just our fears that hold us back!