Painting animals and scenery with a generous dash of color and light, Donna Ridgway creates art in her Vaughn, Mt studio. A self taught artist, Donna uses complementary color schemes, coupled with a play of light against dark, to create an element of drama in her work. Coming from a family that homesteaded on the Rocky Mountain Front, her ranch life background influences her choice of subjects. Her enthusiasm for her work spurs her on to create many paintings each year.
Awards and shows.
Juried into The Equine Art Guild International Show for 2001 and 2002, where "Heart and Soul" won a first place award.
Juried into The Western States Horse Expo ,2002 and 2003. One woman show, St Luke's Hospital, Ronan, Mt.
Invited to Montana Artist's on Display, Butte, Mt, 2003 and 2004.
Exhibited at the Charlie Russell with Studio 706, 2006 in the Heritage Museum. Will do so again in 2007.
Featured artist on the Creative Spotlight newsletter, 2006.
Juried into the Newton Fine Arts Small and Miniature show, Newton, Kansas, 2006. In the Newton show, where "Montana Moon" won a second place award.
Two of my paintings were used by the Churchill Animal Protection Society, Churchill, NV art auction in their advertising for the October 2006 fundraiser.
Exhibiting in the Equine Art Guild online show, Interpretations, October-January, 2006. Juried into World Wide Women Artists Online, 2006. Joined EBSQ, a group of self representing artists online. Exhibiting in The Equine Art Guild online show, The Artist's Muse, 2007. Exhibiting in the Canine Art Guild Show, The Artist's Best Friend, 2007.
Robert and I are First Friday artists at Studio 706, Great Falls, Mt. Feb, 2007
Exhibiting by invitation at the History Museum, Great Falls, Mt April/May 2007 show.