Donna J hall
My art practice over the years has ranged from representation to abstraction, but for inspiration, I always seem to return to the visual richness and complex textures of the eroding natural landscapes and the distressed walls of urban environments. I am fascinated by the patterns formed on weathered surfaces, archaeological digs that reveal the evidence of varied cultures and the fossilized traces of vanished lives.
I usually begin working intuitively, creating a complex surface of marks in acrylic and plaster. I continue layering, sanding and scraping, balancing randomness and chance against the compulsion to organize and resolve. There is always excitement and anticipation at the start of a new piece and I feel compelled to see where the challenge might lead.
Donna J Hall is represented by Gallery 8