Fine Art Paintings filled with light and color
Donna Shortt is a life-long Indiana resident and skilled in the use of oils and pastels. She enjoys painting landscapes from life with other painters. She also enjoys painting from light-filled still life sets in her studio and with another group that meets weekly.
She was honored to be part of a pastel exhibit at the Richmond Indiana Art Museum in 2008. Two purchase awards and a merit award in Richmond, Indiana topped off 2013 and several of her plein air paintings were included in the 2013 book “Painting Indiana III: Dignity of Place”. In 2014 one of her pastels received an “Outstanding Pastel” award from the Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit. She has pastel paintings in the permanent collection of the Indiana State Museum and the Richmond Art Museum.
She holds weekly mentoring classes in both oil painting and pastel painting.
She is a member of the Hoosier Salon, Indiana Artists Club, Brown County Art Guild, Chicago Pastel Painters, Pastel Society of America, Oil Painters of America, Southside Art League, Indiana Artisan and Indiana Plein Air Painters.
Brown County Art Guild - 48 South Van Buren – Nashville, IN
Castle Gallery Fine Art - 1202 West Wayne St Fort Wayne, IN
Gallerytwo -1332 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN
Artists Statement: My Inspiration to paint starts with the light at early morning or late afternoon and I would be content to spend most of my time capturing it. It is a 50/50 relationship with both the oil and pastel mediums now as I love both equally. I consider each painting not a destination but a journey, always looking forward to working on the next blank surface.
Donna Shortt joined Fine Art America on March 13th, 2011.