Oil | Pastel | IAPS
Donna Biggee has been inspired by fond memories of her experiences with family and friends in the South. Her landscapes capture the serenity of her roots and depict the vivid colors of the southern seasons. A representational artist with an emphasis in oils and pastels, Donna's works are inspired by the expressed beauty in nature. A resident of Georgia, Donna has been an artist since childhood.
Winner of many national juried exhibition awards and honors, and signature member of the Southeastern Pastel Society, Oil Painters of America, Pastel Society of America, Atlanta Artist Center and various other local and national art organizations, Donna has developed her national reputation. In 2014 Donna received the Master Circle designation with the International Association of Pastel Societies. Her works have been published in national magazines including, The Artist Magazine, The Pastel Journal and American Art Collector.
Her work has been shown throughout the United States and can be found in both private and corporate collections.studio paintings are based on her plein air studies. Her works can befound in both private and corporate collections.
"Plein air is my passion. In nature one sees such subtle nuances of color and light and I love the challenge of trying to capture that moment on paper or canvas. It is my intent to communicate through my use of color, atmosphere and sunlight, that I can capture the love of the subject and my hope is that the viewer can step into the scene and be there for a moment."
Awards & Honors
2015 COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD VISUAL ARTIST, GA
2015 AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST SOCIETY NATIONAL SHOW, SCOTTSDALE AZ
2015 HONORABLE MENTION PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA, ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
2014 3RD PLACE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN ARTS GUILD NATIONAL SHOW, BLUE RIDGE, GA
2014 GOLD MEDAL CIRCLE, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PASTEL SOCIETIES
2014 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PASTEL SOCIETIES SHOW, BOSTON, MA
2014 WOMEN PAINTERS OF THE SOUTHEAST, GREENSBORO, GA
2013 ANNE IRWIN EMERGING ARTISTS SHOW, ATLANTA, GA
2013 OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA SALON EXHIBITION PETROSKY, MI
2013 HONORABLE MENTION INTERNATIONAL ASSOC. OF PASTEL SOCIETIES INTERNATIONAL SHOW, ALBUQUERQUE NM
2013 SOUTHEASTERN PASTEL SOCIETY MEMBERS SHOW CARROLLTON, GA
2012 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PASTEL SOCIETIES WEB SHOW
2012 SOUTHEASTERN PASTEL SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL SHOW ATLANTA, GA
2012 OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA EASTERN REGIONAL SHOW BENNINGTON, VT
2012 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PASTEL SOCIETIES INTERNATIONAL SHOW, BREA CA.
2012 OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA NATIONAL SHOW EVERGREEN,CO
2011 1ST PLACE ART LEAGUE OF HILTON HEAD NATIONAL SHOW
2011 FINALIST IN THE ARTIST'S MAGAZINE ANNUAL COMPETITION
2011 GOLD AWARD SOUTHEASTERN PASTEL SOCIETY
2011 1ST PLACE TANNERY ROW "GO GREEN" EXHIBIT
2010 2ND PLACE 2ND JURIED MEMBER EXHIBIT ART STATION
2010 3RD PLACE SOUTHEASTERN PASTEL 14TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SHOW
2009 2ND PLACE 2ND JURIED MEMBERS EXHIBIT ART STATION
2009 2ND PLACE 3RD JURIED MEMBERS EXHIBIT ART STATION
2009 HONORABLE MENTION SOUTHEASTERN PASTEL 13TH ANNUAL SHOW
2009 1ST PLACE BUFORD PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
2009 PURCHASE AWARD BUFORD PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
2008 1ST PLACE TANNERY ROW "SAFARI" EXHIBIT
2008 GOLD AWARD SOUTHEASTERN PASTEL 12TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SHOW
2007 2ND PLACE GRANDVIEW GALLERY "SPRING FEVER"
2007 3RD PLACE BUFORD PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
Master Panelist, IAPS
Associate Member, Oil Painters of America
Pastel Society of America
American Impressionist Society
Women Painters of Southeast
Southeastern Pastel Society, Signature Member
Degas Pastel Society
Atlanta Artist Center
Tannery Row Artist Colony
Feature length article, Pastel Journal, "A fascination with flowers" June 2014
American Art Collector Show Preview, Boston, MA May 2014 Issue 103
Artist Magazine Finalist, 28th Annual Competition, November 2011