Donna discovered oil painting in 2004. It has become a passion culminating in her leaving 20 years of banking to paint professionally. Her preferred medium is oil paint for its depth of colour and fluidity. She uses bold vibrant colours to accentuate the natural beauty of our land and sea.
Donna grew up in a very outdoor orientated family with many weekends spent fishing, boating, camping and at a bach at Mangawhai. Her love of New Zealand is evident in her painting.
Donna is often to be found at the beach or on a country road with her camera. Many of these photographs are used as a reference for her painting.
She thoroughly enjoys the whole process of creating a painting from choosing a location and trying to get good light, to preparing the canvas and adding layers of paint until the desired result is achieved.
She has paintings in private and corporate collections throughout NZ, as well as in the UK, United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Denmark and The Netherlands.
Merit in emerging artist section-2008 Royal Easter Show Art Awards
3rd place in open oil/acrylic section-2011 Royal Easter Show Art Awards
Merit in open oil/acrylic section-2011 Royal Easter Show Art Awards
BACH 28 - RANGITOTO
By Donna Massey
Dimensions: 910mm x 410mm
THROUGH THE HEADLANDS - SMUGGLERS COVE
By Donna Massey
Available to View at Marble Point Winery
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