about donata's work
I started drawing in highschool, when art class was basically forced upon me for an arts credit. I hesitated because I never imagined being good at anything visual. This class changed everything for me. My teacher saw something in me, and was determined to make me an artist. By the end of the semester, I was hooked. But ultimately, as I was finishing my undergraduate degree in fine and visual arts, I chose to go into architecture because I also really loved building and construction, and this still maintained a connection to visual arts. Architecture teaches me to express myself visually, to communicate ideas on paper for others to understand. Concepts such as composition, line weights, layers, colour, texture - all of these tools are consistently important in architecture as they communicate, in drawing, the complexity and order of build form. And they're definitely not lost in art.
I choose to paint as a creative outlet, and to create without any rules. What I love about watercolour is that it challenges my personality; which fights to always be in control of everything. Watercolour is mischievous but in a somewhat controlled way. It's firmly confined by wet and dry edges, but within this boundary, it is playful and surprising. That is the underlying theme in my art. I aspire to create pieces that are playful and serene, offering some stillness when we need it most.
Late 2021, we decided to embark on an adventure and we moved from our hometown of Toronto, Canada to Queretaro, Mexico.
Everything is lovingly designed and painted in my home studio in Queretaro, Mexico. I use very high quality, professional watercolour paper and paints.
Reach out to me for anything custom or if you have questions! xo