DreamScapes Studio ~ Donna-Fay Digance, Saturna Island B.C.

Donna-Fay's love of drawing, painting, and art has been a life long passion and journey. Now working from her own studio on Saturna Island, her images of dancers, landscapes, animals, and multicultural symbols, have exploded into colourful fabric multimedia collages. The work erupts with movement, joy, originality, and harmony with nature.

Donna's multimedia approach uses a variety of fabrics combined with drawing, painting, batik, and textile dyeing. The delicate cutting of material and eye to detail enhance the beauty and richness of textures and patterns. Many of the pieces are texturally enhanced with machine embroidery creating a visual and tactile richness.

Donna's current works stem from her previous collection of intaglio prints collectively called "Dreamscapes", also available in the gallery. These intaglio prints use a variety of etching techniques such as hard ground, soft ground, aquatint, two colour plates, and viscosity printing.


Donna-Fay Digance
Donna in the studio

Donna received her B. Ed. from the University of Alberta. She did a further post-graduate year at Goldsmiths College, School of art, University of London. Donna also received a Masters of Art Education from the University of British Columbia. Additional art studies were also taken at the Emily Carr School of Art and Design, and The Banff School of Fine Arts.

Juried exhibitions and group shows include several of the UBC graphic shows, the Dundarave Printmakers Workshop, the New Westminster Library, the White Rock Station Gallery, and the B.C. Printmakers Showcase 1984 at the Burnaby Art Gallery. Other group shows include, Greenwich, London, England, North Vancouver Civic Center, Simon Fraser University Gallery, The Robson Square Media Center, and the Place Des Arts in Coquitlam.

Donna taught in the Coquitlam school district, before moving to Saturna Island. Donna and her husband Leonard are full-time residents of Saturna, and operate Lyall Harbour Bed & Breakfast.


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