Donna O’Donoghue

A chef by trade, Donna traded pots, pans and a frenetic kitchen environment for a camera, art supplies and creative studio in 2004. Based in New Plymouth Donna is a self-taught artist who creates because she loves to play.

Armed with a subscription to photoshop and a vivid imagination, Donna’s images focus on surrealism and fantasy. She will combine something ordinary with something imagined creating an image with a magic, dreamlike quality. Think floating islands with waterfalls, carousel horses frolicking in forests or a stag walking down the main street of New Plymouth.

Donna also loves a bit of messy play and is happiest when working with resin, clay, plaster or transferring images onto mixed media. Her use of colour and appreciation for beauty is seen in not only her artwork, but her range of lovingly crafted home decor pieces.

Original, beautiful and often with a sense of inherent fun, each of Donna’s works are created for enjoyment and to bring delight to those who view them.