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Donna Gatson

Donna Gatson

More info: Donna Gatson is primarily a self taught emerging artist. Born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula w/ deep ties to the South and Southwest. Driven by an uncontrollable urge to create art using the mediums of water color, gouache, graphite pencil, metal and assemblage, her work ranges from Black country folk art to a style she refers to as “Afro/Deco Cubism”.

She is also one of the few African American silversmiths in the country. Donna was mentored by renowned silversmith Gerald Lomaventema in traditional Native American silversmithing on the Hopi reservation. She took the techniques and used them to create her own Afro, Asian, Anasazi influenced designs in silver and copper jewelry.

She feels very fortunate to have been able to take advantage of the wonderful metal arts classes at Mission (2011, 2012, 2016) and Evergreen Colleges (2008).

Donna can be reached at 408-489-0309

More info:

Title: Marvin
Medium: Graphite pencil on unfinished violin
Size: 18×14

Price : $1200

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Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804-1600


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