Welcome to Art Journeys!
Original art by
J. Donna Asmussen
JD (Donna) is a painter and printmaker whose art is inspired by the
beauty and complexity
of the natural world. Although her work is largely realistic, she also enjoys composing images that combine realistic views
of landscapes with memories and dreamed images.
She began painting in watercolor after a career in public education
and has studied printmaking at Colby College. Her studio is at her home in Smithfield, Maine.
I am fascinated by the interconnectedness of all forms of life, from both scientific and spiritual
perspectives. “Dreaming Beyond the Night Sky” was created while I read stories of Native
American spiritual beliefs. As I incorporated a Buddhist meditation practice called metta into my life, “LovingKindness”
Once I begin work, my memories, dreams, and imaginings come into play, such as
my mid-winter anticipation of spring’s arrival (Beneath a Full Moon I) or envisioning the heavy steps
of a baby African elephant (Botswana Baby). As I learn more about the Earth and creatures with
whom we share her, I am continually inspired.
My newly completed series was inspired by the Belgrade
Lakes area of Maine, near my home. The images were completed in pencil, then pen & ink, followed
by watercolor. I am currently working on a series of farm, farmers market and organic food inspired paintings.
buttons on the left will lead you to the image galleries, plus additional information on the artist and options for ordering
originals, prints, and note cards.
Many of the
art images on this website are available in matted print and note card formats at my "artjourneys" storefront on
ETSY.com. If you see an image here that you do not see listed there, feel free to write to me through my email link either
here or on ETSY and I will list the piece for you. To find me on ETSY, click through to http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5013398 or cut & paste this link.
you want more information on a particular piece, please contact me using the direct email link at the bottom of this page.