PAINTING + MIXED MEDIA
Donna Andreychuk was born on a farm in Kenilworth Ontario Canada in 1959. She grew up in the Hanover Ontario area where she attended high school and worked part time in the family wool shop. In 1984 she opened her own ladies clothing store/ boutique, Ruffles Feminine Fashions. After ten successful years she sold the business and pursued her lifelong interest in art and painting.
Moving to Owen Sound in 1994 where she was surrounded by the Georgian Bay Landscape and was able to spend her days studying the art of painting. She took classes and workshops and spent a number of years dedicated to developing her visual language. After moving to London, Ontario in 1999, she began painting professionally and full time.
Andreychuk’s work can be found in private collections worldwide and in numerous corporate collections. Her main interest is in the Canadian landscape, with plein air painting playing an integral part in her working process. Her work leans towards abstraction and borrows from other traditions. The Canadian painters such as Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven as well as Painters Eleven and many more Canadian painters have influenced her. Many of her works are ornamental and appear to blend impressionism with hints of Canadian and Scandinavian landscape styles. Donna’s unique brushwork gives her paintings their brilliance and animates the surface, energizing the picture plane with color and vibrancy.
She is represented by galleries throughout Canada and in the U.S.