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Date/Time: Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:00PM, MST

Open to participants in TAG’s Speaker Series

Speaker’s name:  Donna Levine

“The most important is found in the least apparent. The details engender thoughts of the universal.” -Donna Levine

I have been an artist all my life…and never wanted to be anything else. Making art is like breathing. I believe it is necessary for survival. To that end, I teach others to access that joy. I have a Master’s Degree in Painting which I did in Florence, Italy and have been painting for over 60 years and teaching for over 40. I exhibit regularly and my work is in collections throughout the United States. I have taught Drawing, Life Drawing, Composition and Design, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Watercolor, Colored Pencil, Pastel, Color Theory, Printmaking, and even Sculpture. There have been classes for college credit, adult and youth recreation, open studio and critique.

I have taught wise and foolish senior citizens, tentative middle aged adults, emerging young people, and toddlers having their first luscious experience with finger paint.

My richly colored, expressionistic paintings and drawings emerge from intense observation and contemplation of growth and change. Each twist or leaf on stem, each push and pop of blossom from bud, each fleeting expression on a passing visage becomes the impetus to explore the miraculous dynamic of life. This is done, not with cool, scientific analysis, but with an instinctual, intuitive, passionate eye.

I have critiqued at the Scottsdale Art League and taught drawing, watercolor and acrylic painting at the Pyle Adult Recreational Center in Tempe for many years.  I have been a participating artist in Hidden in the Hills and the Arizona Fine Art Expo in Scottsdale.   

Title of presentation: My Art during the Pandemic and Critique

Description of presentation:

Since the classes she teaches at Pyle Community Center have shut down due to the pandemic, Donna has done several pieces in her home studio   She will  show and talk about her latest work.  Donna is excited about the prospect of doing a critique of pieces by TAG artists.      


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