Donna Shortt

 Fine Art Paintings filled with light and color

Artist's Bio:  Donna Shortt is a life-long Indiana resident and skilled in the use of the oil medium and the pastel medium. She paints still life objects from life in a studio setting where she can control the light. She paints outdoors from life with other plein air painters. She travels all over the USA and beyond in all seasons to become familiar with the landscape. Her goal is to give her paintings a sense of place, mood, atmosphere and light.

Recent accomplishments:
Several of her plein air paintings were included in the 2013 book “Painting Indiana III: Heritage of Place”, and the 2020 traveling exhibit catalog for Historic Indiana en Plein Air. Her paintings are in the permanent collection of the Indiana State Museum, the Richmond Indiana Art Museum, the Historic Oliver P Morton Home collection, Three Rivers Bank, and the City of Carmel, Indiana. Her pastel paintings and oil paintings have been accepted into both local and national juried exhibits where her work has received numerous awards. She enjoys the competition side of plein air painting events and as a result her work has been honored with numerous awards. In 2024 she achieved Master Circle Status in the International Association of Pastel Societies. She is a member of the Hoosier Salon, Indiana Artists Club, Brown County Art Guild, Chicago Pastel Painters, Oil Painters of America, Southside Art League, Indiana Heritage Arts, and Indiana Plein Air Painters.

Artists Statement: "My Inspiration to paint starts with the light at early morning or late afternoon and I would be content to spend most of my time capturing it. I always look forward to working on the next blank surface."

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