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Donna Massey


Donna is an established full-time artist living and working in Riverhead. Her artworks are easily recognized for their vibrant crisp images and bold colours. She paints in oils using the transparent/opaque qualities this medium offers. Her paintings are made up of many layers, she usually has about 14 works on the go at any one time, allowing each layer to dry before applying the next. She uses only artist quality paints and NZ made hand stretched canvases.

Donna is madly passionate about the outdoors, in particular, the ocean, and is always keen on an adventure. These activites often take her to destinations that transpire onto canvas. She has caught a marlin, dived the Poor Knights, been hunting on the Chatham Islands, done several parachute jumps and white water rafting trips. Road trips are big on her agenda..."New Zealand has so many beautiful places to paint, but I also love discovering old shacks, fishing boats and the like...there are history and stories surrounding these things that bring them to life."

Donna has paintings in private and corporate collections throughout New Zealand and worldwide, including Hong Kong, Canada, USA, The Netherlands, Australia, Guernsay Island and many more.

She has won many awards and has had work reproduced in calendars in 2011, 2012, 2013 and for 2014 (including cover pic).

She is represented by the following galleries:

Parnell Gallery, Parnell, Auckland
Matakana Gallery and Design, Matakana
Aotea Gallery, Great Barrier Island
Artel Gallery, Paraparaumu
Majuba Gallery, Hamner springs

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