Fine Art and The joy of creative thinking.
What makes the artwork of Steven Donnini uniquely valuable?
After art school in Miami, Florida, I pursued an active film career to support my fine artist passion for oil painting. Assignments took me to many different places in the world were I experienced a vast array of art about cultures, mythology, and religions. I capture in images the rainforest environments, people, cultures, and mythologies. Mythology has emerged as a major theme in my art. Indio Woman in the rainforest, White Rhino and Hindu Rhada are a few examples. Everywhere I look I see the world altering in cultural ways. The painting titled “The Venus of Guadalupe” is a convergence of iconic images of The Birth of Venus by Botticelli and the Virgin of The Guadalupe. Here the cultural iconic sensibilities of the Renaissance in Europe meet the Central Catholic icon of The Virgin of Guadalupe to create an expression of the clash of culture which I experienced when filming a reconstruction of a cathedral for the Vatican in Dallas, Texas.
My paintings tell a story about the subject that is in my unconscious that combines with my way of perceiving the world. You may find them disturbing, playful or even comforting. My intention is to release the viewer to a new consciousness, a different reality. Much of what happens in painting is the joy of working with oil paint that involves my reverence for light, shape and color. Each painting may take as long as 4 months to accomplish. This happens as a result of the time it takes for study drawings, under painting and for layers of oil paint to dry.
I believe I must promote the value and quality of my art, so that collectors will see it as a good investment. In the art marketplace, art is worth whatever the potential future value may be, not always what it is valued at, at the moment.
That’s why I spend time to cultivate the growing value of my art for the collectors and a vision of life that is unique through the art.
In the end its all about ones experience with the art. In the collection, we have currently 100 oil paintings 48” + 48” or larger.
"Life emerges from art, art emerges from life."
We demonstrate through creative expression what we believe to be true. If we are willing to overcome emotional obstacles and open our minds to new possibilities, we will experience the flow of creative expression.