DONNA B FINE ART
I have been told that my work is both inspirational and compelling; that it "draws the viewer in"
and is "evocative and refreshing". My technique combines mediums in new and regenerative
ways; I use the art of drawing and the spirit of painting to experience the transition of complexity
to simplicity and back again - this gives a feeling of movement, energy and life to my works. The
inherent motion in this creative act is both guide and gift.
I mix mediums, I mix metaphors, in the process of exposing my interior landscape through
the form of the inspirational equine, formless color and intuition.
Much of my work is large and medium scale urban equestrian paintings: “Urban Equines”.
By that I mean the energy, beauty, and both modern and classic equine form expressed in purely
contemporary terms. Often described as urban cave paintings, my pieces are at home in both formal
collections as well as the large-scale spaces of modern design.
I create a line of purely abstract paintings. My signature style is composed of dynamic lines, bold
colors, and the emotional energetic sparked by the element of the formless. I am seduced by the subtle
nuances of abstraction that evoke feeling.
Influences most impacting my work are Rosa Bonheur, Degas, illustrator Paul Brown, as well as Georgia
O’Keefe, Franz Marc and Picasso; Po Kim, Franz Kline, and Masatoyo Kishi.
As my art has matured, growing in complexity and often in size, my essential vision remains the same -
The power of line, the fusion of color, and an integration of natural, gestural balance.
Donna Bernstein was born in New York, north of Manhattan. Largely self-taught, she held a one-woman
show in the lobby of a local theatre and sold three pieces. This early success fed a passion for her art.
Studying privately with artist Robert Dash, as well as at Hollins College in Virginia, she continued to draw
and paint from life and her surroundings, su