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Name Donna Jean Engstrom
Title Mixed Media Artist
City Brighton
State Michigan
Country United States (US)
Email dj@donnajeanart.com
Phone 8109235499
Tell us about yourself! I’m a self-taught mixed media artist and creative explorer. For years I painted oil-based realistic landscapes. After a time, I found the solvents in oils were causing health issues, plus I was no longer creatively challenged by painting realism, so I switched to acrylics and tried my hand at abstract painting. Oh my, I had come home! I’m in love with the process of layering, creating a visual history, adding intriguing textures, working with collage – the whole shebang.  I’m very inspired by words – book passages, quotes, poetry. Using color, texture, and shape, I experiment with creating an abstract expression of the written word. It’s an amorphous process to reach a successful execution of my vision. Currently I’m attempting to be more raw and free in my approach, leaving the hand of the artist visible for all to see. It’s a constant argument with my inner critic who keeps insisting that I need to ‘fix’ things.
Primary Medium/Industry Fine Art/Fine Craft
Experience level in primary Medium/Industry Advanced
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Education

•         Eastern Michigan University     5/2009 – 5/2013

•         Studied under locally recognized artists Leslie Masters, gail mally-mack                    2000– 2004

•         Studied under nationally recognized artists Mary Todd Beam, Virginia Cobb,  Catherine Change Liu    1999 - 2003

•         Attended custom framing classes to become proficient in the care of all types of artwork.    1994

Associations and Affiliations

•      Signature Member National Collage Society

•      National Art Educators Association

•      International Society of Experimental Artists

•      Visual Arts Association of Livonia

•      Lansing Art Gallery Contributing Artist

•      Charter Member, Brighton Art Guild

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