Photo: Donna SurprenantThe Paintings of Donna Surprenant

"Painting is for me a response to the experience of light and color, and to the beauty I see in nature and in art. It is the search to know, to discover this visual and interior beauty through the act of painting a human face, a simple bowl, or a landscape. Living within Madonna House for the past twenty years, this response has come to encompass our communal life, our daily work and liturgical prayer, offering to me, and thus to the painting, a reflection on the inner harmony and tension of reality."

Snow Light

Snow Light

Award of Merit

Juror: Odon Wagner, "Capturing the Human Spirit"

Varley Art Gallery (Unionville ON), 2007

Preparation

Preparation

Third Place Award

International Portrait Arts Festival, "The Miracle of the Portrait"

Portrait Society of Canada (Toronto ON), 2006

The Student

The Student

 

Fruit Spill

Fruit Spill
 

Fruit Bowl with Cherries

Fruit Bowl with Cherries

African Violet

African Violet
 

Green Tomato Relish

Green Tomato Relish
 

White Orchid and Paperweight

White Orchid and Paperweight

Strawberries and Cream

Strawberries and Cream

Red Poppies

Red Poppies

 

Fruit Bowl with Grape Leaves

Fruit Bowl with Grape Leaves

Silver Dollar Bouquet

Silver Dollar Bouquet
 

   

Greeting cards featuring Donna's artwork are available to order from Madonna House Publications.

If you would like to learn more about her work, please write to:

Madonna House Apostolate
2888 Dafoe Rd
RR 2
Combermere ON   K0J 1L0
Canada