Donne Bitner

Artist Statement:

My paintings are dream-like images intuitively composed in a stream-of-consciousness design. Symbols of the natural world interplay with abstract forms to give voice to my internal reality. Thin layers of acrylic are applied to paper, canvas, or wood, and is then embellished with oil pastel and charcoal.

Nothing is planned. Process is key. It is painting by discovery.

About the Artist:

Donne Bitner graduated with honors from Penn State University with a degree in Art. She studied at the Slade School at the University of London, and has been a successful full-time studio artist for over 20 years. She has been the recipient of many grants and fellowship awards, such as the Florida Individual Artist's Fellowship, Development Grant from the United Arts of Central Florida, and the State of Florida individual Artist Enhancement Grant. Her work is included in the collections of Huntsville Museum of Art, Springfield Art Museum, Gulf Coast Center for the Arts, Vero Beach Center for the Arts, Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences, Rollins College, State of Florida Capital Collection, Holmes Medical Center, Maitland Museum, and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. 

Past Solo Exhibitions At Arts on Douglas: