Lois Donaghey
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About Lois Donaghey
Lois Donaghey’s artwork welcomes your investigative nature and asks you to take a closer look to find the subtle, muted tones, rich textures, and soft archetypal forms and colors present in each of her paintings.<br />
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Profile page. I am an award winning professional Artist, and I am a Meditator. My paintings often incorporate the information I gain during my meditation sessions. When mediating I frequently ‘see’ paintings. I also ‘see’ the direction I will take some of my paintings in, until they are ready to rest, completed. Meditating allows me to feel my paintings in such a way that sometimes I find myself engaged in the physical act of painting and at the same time I feel like I am actually in the painting I’m making itself; transcending all notions of physical reality…….laying open the unique archetypal ‘language’ of the Earth bound subject itself. This does not happen with all of my paintings, but it does happen with many of them. <br />
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My floral paintings in particular, are archetypically rich. My abstract paintings are too. For me these paintings are like appointed windows to the observer’s soul/spirit. They honor the life giving quality of all that is sentient on Earth, and they sing a song of healing. <br />
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Come, look at my paintings more closely. See how they are constructed. Look at their complete composition, values, etc. and the daring application of paint present in their construction.<br />
Education
Masters degree with school psychologist credential. Graduate of Indian Teacher Education Program Project; Post Graduate work at San Francisco Art Institute; Texas A&M; and San Diego University.
Events
Gallery Shows:
San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, Exhibiting Member
Reflections Elegante Fine Art Gallery, San Jose, CA OngoingResident Artist, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA Current-Ongoing
The Nectary, On the Plaza-Three Person Show, Healdsburg, CA April-June 2019
Juried Open Studio Sonoma County Art Trails 2019, with preview shows at Fulton Crossing Gallery, Gallery One in Petaluma, Corrick's Gallery in Santa Rosa, and Sebastopol Center for the Arts.
Fulton Crossing Gallery ongoing since March 2019
Juried Open Studio Sonoma County Art Trails 2018
Exhibitions
Juried Group Shows:
San Francisco Women Artists Gallery “Hidden Figures” Open Exhibition March 2020, Juror: Shintani
San Francisco Women Artists Gallery “Out of the Box” February 2020 Annette Schultz Juror
San Francisco Women Artists Gallery “2020 Leap Year” Open January 2020
Juror: Ashley Voss
O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA. "Pixels to Print", September, 2019.
TWIRL Project, San Francisco, CA. Juried artists are interviewed annually about their art practice.
NUMU, Los Gatos Art Association, "Greater Bay Area Open" July-Sept. 2019 Juror: Ric Ambrose
Sonoma County Art Trails, Sebastopol Center for the Arts October 2019
Sacramento Fine Art Center, Sacramento, CA "Magnum Opus 30 Annual Exhibit" February 2019 Juror: Steve Memering
Paul Mahder Gallery, Healdsburg, CA "Art Trails" preview Exhibit 2018, Sept-Oct 2018
Fulton Crossing Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA. Long-term Artist
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA "Art Trails Preview Exhibit 2018" Sept-Oct. 2018
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA "Green" August 2018 jurors: Chester Arnold & Kevin Elston
Blue Line Arts-Member Show, Roseville, CA July 2018
Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA April 2018 juror: Chester Arnold
Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA 2018 50|50 Show May, 2018 juror: Andres Guerrero
Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA May 2017
Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA April 2017
Blue Line Arts NCDC, Roseville, CA March 2017
Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA March 2017
Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, March 2017
Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA February, 2017
Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA January, 2017
Art With Impact, San Francisco, CA, October, 2016
Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA, July 2016
Diego Rivera Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA July 2016
Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA June 1983 - February 1988
Art With Impact, San Francisco, CA, October, 2016
Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA, July 2016
Diego Rivera Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA July 2016
Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA June 1983 - February 1988
Plus many more........