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Donna Frostick

"I'm interested in images that are wondrous and often overlooked. Maybe it's a stunning sunset we�re too distracted to admire on our evening commute. Or that deep-blue cast the sky gets in the early morning, just after a heavy snowstorm.

Or it could be a night-shrouded space where nature reasserts itself and the familiar world of well-maintained suburban homes and manicured lawns becomes a dreamscape.

In my latest series of paintings, I'm especially interested in that nebulous transition from landscape to dreamscape. Where the natural world becomes so jarringly surreal that it seems more imagined than actually seen.

There�s a child-like magic in those moments, as well as a subtle sense of threat. Something wondrous seems about to manifest itself out of the darkness, but we might not want to be there when it does.

I take inspiration from the parks I explore and the nocturnal walks I take through my neighborhood. I work primarily in acrylic on canvas. I have a B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University." -- Donna Frostick

'Downstream a black pool,' Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 48 inches, by Donna Frostick

Downstream a black pool
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 48 inches

'Waiting for the veil to lift,' Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches, by Donna Frostick

Waiting for the veil to lift
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 inches

'The beginning is a reflection of the end,' Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24 inches, by Donna Frostick

The beginning is a reflection of the end
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 inches

'Grab Your Accordion, the dark carnival is about to begin,' Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, by Donna Frostick

Grab Your Accordion, the dark carnival is about to begin
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches

'Night of the comet,' Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, by Donna Frostick

Night of the comet
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches

'The sermon begins,' Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches, by Donna Frostick

The sermon begins
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 inches


Artspace is located at 2833-A Hathaway Rd., Richmond, VA 23225 in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center.
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Sunday, Noon to 4pm - Open to the Public
More information is available by email at: [email protected] or call: (804) 232-6464.

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