The Female Muse: Reflections on Life, Love and Loss - Donna Faranda

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The Female Muse: Reflections on Life, Love, and Lose, paintings by Donna Faranda

My art work represents the tension which exists between the real and the fantastic, between the dream state and mundane reality.  Inspired by Japanese wood block prints and pre-Raphaelite paintings, I utilize contemporary methods of painting using a computer program as a means of creating art.  Working in a pointillist style I am able to depict imagery as in a genre painting to create dream-like portraits.  Born out of mythic tales, my art traverses the realms of desires, fantasies, and myths, while maintaining a playful innocence, reflecting back on the female psyche.  I like to employ elements of collage in my paintings which help me conjure an image comprised of  a mixture of fantasy, mood and symbolism, blended together in a variety of ways to create my own world.

Donna holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in painting and printmaking.


La Dolce Vita

The Subject was Roses

Gothic Drama

Perchance to Dream

Wink of an Eye

Garden Party

Sleeping Beauty

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“Theatre takes place all the time wherever one is, and art simply facilitates persuading us this is the case”

- John Cage