Friday, March 4, 2016

Art Guild of Pacifica Buddy Show

Dark Energy

It feels great to get back to painting after a 2 year diversion. This oil painting is inspired from the huge waves hitting the coastline this winter. It is 24" x 18" called Dark Energy.

Alan Hopkins never fails to be innovative and a great choice as my buddy.

Pacific Nocturne

Pacific Nocturne by Alan Hopkins is a piece done in graphite on black plastic bag.

Here is our work shown together in the 2016 Buddy Show.

The Buddy Show, March 2016

Friday, October 17, 2014

Art Guild of Pacifica Annual Member's Show

 This assemblage is made of repurposed materials: plastic swimsuit form against recycled foam core board,  packing paper, printed tissue paper, translucent papers, ink jet print, sewing pins, glue. It is inspired by my experience in water while swimming laps, watching reflections and patterns.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I've been away for awhile.... Now I'm back!

Sometimes life pushes art to the side. In my case, my elderly parent's needs took over my life for awhile.

Things are more organized now. I have been creating in my mind all along, and now I am finding time to create tangible work.

Please enjoy my next piece, "Aquanaut 14". It's an assemblage made for the 56th AGP member show that opens October 17th and closes November 16th, 2014.

Keep posted for the images on Opening Day!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Rod Rage

I love old cars and going to car shows. I discovered this wonderful license plate and thought it perfect for the show "Artistic License" at the Sanchez Art Center May 30 - June 29, 2014.

Rod Rage - digital print 11" x 8.5"

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pysanky and Art at the Galleria

Donna's East Wing Galleria Exhibit 
Bottom Right Egg Sold

Lower right egg sold
This is a successful event! Come see what I have to tempt you.
We are open the next two weekends.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Fun & New Pysanky Eggs!

The Zen of Pysanky

For Holiday Fun attend Galleria, an art gala in Pacifica. There will be hundreds of artworks and open studios.

In the East Wing, my own mini-show features a selection of my amazing Pysanky Eggs for sale as hanging ornaments, or to sit on a stand. My tubular peyote stitch necklaces are there too, and all make lovely, unique gifts.

Please drop by and say hi and enjoy the event. Free live music and refreshments are offered at the grand opening Friday, 11/30/12 between 7 & 9 pm. The show is also open weekends from 1-5 pm Dec. 1-2, 8-9, & 15-16.

Sanchez Art Center 1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica CA 94044

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

54th Annual Member's Exhibition Piece

"Pulse" is my latest mixed media piece is composed with 97 Pysanky eggs. This unique mandala makes its debut in the upcoming Art Guild of Pacifica's 54th Annual Member's Exhibition at the Sanchez Art Center.

"Pulse",  Mixed Media, 24" x 18" plus frame

"Pulse" is a meditation of darkness and life that I created as my niece struggled with addiction and recovery. I felt connected with Rothko's dark, meditative pieces, particularly the Rothko Chapel paintings. I visualized  Morton Feldman's Music for the Rothko Chapel to be played while viewing "Pulse". May we have the strength to choose life and keep the pulse.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Currently Showing at The Oceana Art Gallery

"Into Machu Picchu" is a 24 x 36" oil painting on canvas that evolved slowly over a couple years, as I captured the spirit I felt encountering few tourists long ago. While doing online research, and seeing how the area has prospered and grown with ecotourism, I realized my painting was finished, as my experience would not be possible now. I included it in the Travelogue Exhibition at the Oceana Art Gallery in Pacifica open through October 20th.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

AGP Blog Article by Donna Faber

Above is a sneak preview of my current work in progress. Below is a linked article featuring my process and work.

Sunday, July 1, 2012



"Fragile" is an 18 x 24 mixed media photomontage piece with paint, eggshells, and wax on board newly completed to be shown in the Art Guild of Pacifica Show called "Tell Me a Story". The show opens on Friday, July 13th from 7 to 9 pm.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Latest Contemporary Pysanky

Although I was not juried into the 50-50 IV Show, I continue on my exploration with Pysanky eggs. Here are some of my latest experiments. 

Acid Wash Egg
I used dark dyes with a wax resist, then bathed the egg in a vinegar solution that allowed the color on the unwaxed areas to be released. It is wiped, then the remaining wax is melted off giving this result. It reminds me of scrimshaw.

Cabbage Patch Egg
This egg was inspired from my magnificent vegetable garden. I forgot to wax over my dark green dye layer, and ended up with an egg a bit different than I envisioned. Sometimes it is hard to remember what the design looks like as the egg gets covered over with more and more black was. I'll do another get closer to my vision.

Constellation Egg
I let the raised calcium dimples on this egg inspire the design, covering the yellow bumps with wax as a first step. The reminded me of a constellation of stars, and the design evolved.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Now Showing: Donna Lion Grant & Alan S. Hopkins

"An Assemblage For Rats" by Alan S. Hopkins
and "Convergence" by Donna Lion Grant
Come see this work and work of other paired artists at The Buddy Show 2012 at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica. Also showing is the Rydell Fellows Show including work by Andrea Borsuk, Tim Craighead, Victoria May and Andy Ruble through July 1st.

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Buddy Show 2012

I will be showing my digital photograph entitled "Convergence" beside my longest friend and art buddy, Alan S. Hopkin's installation entitled "An Essemblage for Rats" at the Buddy Show.

An Assemblage for Rats

Come and see our work along with that of other talented artists at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica opening on June 1, 2012 at 7 pm.

Thursday, May 24, 2012



Just complete is "Reincarnation" that is a rework of "An Incarnation" shown below. I am pleased with the new vitality of the piece. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Preparing Art and Breaking Eggs

I'm working out materials and mounting processes with my new medium. This piece was finished until just after photographing it. 

An Incarnation

Oops! The glue wasn't dry, so I have to recreate one or 3 of the eggs. A second incarnation of this piece is on its way, hot off the skillet!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

An egg in the hand is worth....

Below are three views on one egg. This is the first brown egg I've worked with. The dyes look quite rich, and the egg has more of a matte quality than the white eggs.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hatching new ideas

Above: two views testing color and patterns for for a 3-egg sculptural piece I'm working on for the Figments of the Imagination show upcoming at the Ocean Art Gallery. 

Below is a second in a color test series.

the written egg

An egg in progress above

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Isolating Eggs

Above: sold
Above: anniversary egg - sold

 Above: deep sea egg - sold

Above: hybiscus egg - sold