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Creative Matters Episode 22 - with Donna Massey

Donna is an established full-time artist living and working in Riverhead, Auckland NZ. Her oil paintings are easily recognized for their vibrant crisp images and bold colours.

It never occurred to Donna that she could have a career as an artist. She left school to work in a bank where she stayed for twenty years and it wasn't until 2004 that she discovered "what she wanted to be when she grew up” and she hasn’t looked back since.

Donna’s love of New Zealand is evident in her painting. She is madly passionate about the outdoors, in particular, the ocean, and is always keen on an adventure. These activities take her to destinations around NZ that end up as motivation and inspiration for her paintings.

Road trips are big on her agenda…she believes New Zealand has so many beautiful places to paint as well as the things she discovers in these landscapes such as old shacks, fishing boats, boat sheds and beehives, amongst other things!

Donna discusses her fascinating journey from creating arty promotions with the ANZ bank through to owning a gallery and becoming a full time artist.

New Zealand Landscapes

Boats and Boat Sheds

Old NZ Shacks


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