Exploring character development in the art works of Dana Donaty

by Dian Arrieta , © 2019

When you first encounter the work of Dana Donaty, you are hit with a profusion of color and fairytale-like narratives that explode on her canvases. It takes a while to settle into one of her paintings. But when you do, you can get lost for hours discovering the characters and the stories summoned by her stockpiled memories.

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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED 

by Bruce Helander , © 2018

Having followed Dana Donaty’s work for several years, I can attest to her very high standard of consistency in imagery and inventiveness. In fact, after carefully examining her latest series of works, I have come to expect the unexpected in terms of sheer innovation.

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KNEE HIGH

by Bruce Helander , © 2017

“Donaty is an accomplished painter who doesn’t mind the taking risks to explore new

visual territory and the accompanying rewards.

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IS RITUAL ART

by  Mary Jo Aagerstoun, Ph.D. , © 2016

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OVER THE COUNTER PRESCRIPTIONS

by Bruce Helander , © 2014

“Donaty is an accomplished painter who doesn’t mind the taking risks to explore new

visual territory and the accompanying rewards.

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WHIMSY ON STEROIDS

by Joanne Berkow , © 2014

Donaty is a ‘Tour de Force’ of an artist. She is every bit as dynamic as the art she creates.

Her canvases pulsate with color and all sorts of lively and quirky little creatures that appear to

be spelling out a curious narrative.

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