November Art at the Co-op

Donna Bradberry is our featured artist for November. She will be showing watercolors and maybe a photograph or two, and her show will open on Friday, November 13th. The show will continue through Wednesday, December 9th.

Donna with one of her 4-H projects.

Donna with one of her 4-H projects.

Donna has been interested in art her whole life. As a child she was fascinated by shapes and patterns, especially those found in nature. She joined 4-H and through 4-H projects, discovered in herself a love for firing slab plaques and containers. She also remembers building a simple weaving loom and learning how to coordinate colors and patterns, weaving with yarn found in her mother's crochet basket. In high school her art work was selected for several art exhibits.

After marrying a naval officer in 1961, and receiving a BS degree in Home Economics from the University of Idaho, Donna raised three daughters while her husband pursued his naval career. Through it all she always found time for art, going to classes and practicing what she learned. In her 30s and 40s she discovered pottery and won several awards.

For the last 20 years or so, Donna has concentrated on watercolor as her main art form. She belonged to the Palouse Water Color Socius for much of that time, and has shown paintings in many shows. She has also enjoyed photography.

In her most recent years, Donna says, “I so enjoy the shapes and colors found in the natural world. Recently shadows started to excite me, and I have done several paintings with shadows, hoping to explore them more in my coming years as an artist. I am in the process of developing the 'Donna Lou Series' in purple and red. I enjoy water color media but mixed media holds appeal also.”

She advises all those who have a love for art. “I admonish those interested in any artistic endeavors, to always follow their passion. It has made for me a rich and fulfilling life.” I think you will love meeting Donna Bradberry and seeing her art. Come meet the artist during the evening of Friday November 13th, with the show continuing through Wednesday December 9th.