Donna Zagotta, Turquoise Dress (detail)

Join me in Ann Arbor at my spring workshop

This year I will be teaching two workshops; one in the spring and one in the fall. The first workshop will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan March 26-28. The title is Adding the You Factor 2, and in this workshop we will be exploring a number of strategies for creating personal and inventive paintings, […]

Happy 2018!

Happy 2018!

I want to wish you all a happy, creative, and productive new year! As promised in my last post (sorry to be so long), here are some things I tell myself when working on a painting………….. Donna’s Notes to Self While Working on a Painting  • No judgements allowed – paint spontaneously and then respond. […]

Diebenkorn's Notes

Diebenkorn’s Notes

First of all I’d like to thank Carolyn Wilson for sending this photo my way on my birthday last week. You totally made my day, Carolyn! The photo was taken at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco’s 2013 Richard Diebenkorn exhibition, “Richard Diebenkorn, the Berkeley Years”. I was teaching a workshop in Santa Rosa, […]

Donna Zagotta, Everyone Has a Story

Following up on my 2017 Watchword

It’s hard to believe, but in a little over three months the year will be over! Instead of waiting until the end of the year to assess how I did with putting my 2017 watchword, Follow Through into my art practice, I thought it would be better to do it now, while there’s still time […]

An Interview With Carla O'Connor

An Interview With Carla O’Connor

Lately I’ve become obsessed with artist interviews! Long hours alone in the studio can be very isolating and lonely, and online artist interviews are a great way to connect with other artists from across the globe. I always gain some new insights and a deeper understanding of the creative process as I listen to someone […]