Painting with DONNA LEVINSTONE
Join us for a virtual watercolor class with Donna Levinstone. Donna will help us unleash our inner artist and relax into creativity. Our subject will be the urban landscape. No previous art experience required.
Need supplies: Watercolor Pan Set
Tissue or paper towels
This will be a live Zoom event. Your Zoom link will be included in your event confirmation.
Donna Levinstone, a native New Yorker, began her passion for art early. Donna was drawn to the sky from the very start. It is this sky that immediately draws you into her work. You are beckoned by the intensity of the changing colors of nature. The light and atmosphere sets the tone for her work.
Donna’s early work consists of impressionistic landscapes done in acrylic paint. Having attended SUNY in Stony Brook, New York, the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and the Art Students League, she continued her artistic journey into painting photo-realistic landscapes.
It is the combination of the two that is incorporated into her most recent work, creating a photo-impressionistic style. Working with handmade pastels, her landscapes convey a traditional yet contemporary feel.
Donna Levinstone’s studio and home are only blocks from the site of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The artist was invited to participate in an art exhibit curated by The Merdian International Center in Washington, D.C. The show entitled “True Colors, Meditations on the American Spirit” was an artistic response to the September 11 tragic events.
Three of Donna’s pieces from this series are in the permanent collections of the New York Historical Society, The Library of Congress and the Museum of the City of New York.
She has participated in solo and group exhibitions around the country since 1983, from New York to Chicago and San Francisco. Donna’s work is showcased in numerous corporate collections, such as The Disney Company, Citibank, Arthur Anderson & Co., Nabisco Brands Inc., IBM and CBS Inc. In addition she has been featured in several publication’s including The New York Times, American Artist and Artspeak. More information about her work can be found in two books: The Best of Pastel by Constance Flavell Pratt and Janet Monafo, and Painting with Passion by Carole Katchen.