These paintings are by an incredibly talented Durban artist Dee Donaldson .
Dee’s work often deals with the past, the present, the sacred, the mundane, the living, the dead and how they relate and resonate and become a feature in how we view the world.
I have selected a range of works from her blog, in which she presents her various works as well as Artist Statements for the works which have been on Exhibitions.
Falls the Shadow is a work that Dee created for the group exhibition “INSPIRATION: The Durban Art gallery Archive Show” in March, 2011.
“This work also afforded me the opportunity to continue engaging with some of the technical concerns and issues I am constantly working with – memory; working with past, present and future; reverence and irreverence; sacredness and violation; the living and the dead; the profound and the mundane.” Dee Donaldson
Her sensitive and skilful handling of her subjects and her medium both inspire and overawe me.
I am most fortunate to have her as my painting teacher.
all images from Dee Donaldson