Topping Room at E.P. Foster Library
651 East Main Street
I often challenge myself to use natural objects from the outdoors and discarded items from the home. The contrast of these dual sources brings competing energy to the process. I like the pleasant tension. Pressing my fingers into the deep smooth paint and onto the flat coarse canvas sparks a sensation of pure joy and energy and reveals these flowers as I enthusiastically create. I hope you can appreciate this experience and perhaps imagine how you might approach it if given the time and space.
Flowers have a general, basic design that repeats in thousands of forms. And yet, each one is its own miracle of intricate shape, texture and fragrance. A single flower can compel us to joy. And when one flower combines with some others – of the same species or not - in a single spot, the result can mesmerize an unsuspecting viewer. I seek that power when I paint.
It is my hope that as you view my work, you feel a sense of joy and wonder.
Flowers are my muse and I do also enjoy exploring inspiration lately with landscapes. I work with acrylics and occasionally use oil pastels and other mediums.
Born and raised in the Cincinnati Tri-state area, Adonna was introduced to commercial art through a vocational - technical program in high school. She knew at a young age art was her calling. Working for small advertising agencies in Northern Kentucky and New Jersey for more than 15 years, she relocated to the West Coast in 1998 and raised a family. Eventually being led back to what she has always held dear in her heart, she has pursued the creative life. Adonnaʼs mission is to create art that inspires and uplifts people in their sacred space.
Workshops ( 1.5-2 hours ) fingerpainting and using recylced items such as shelf liner, bubble wrap, feather, fork. etc.