Great when a celeb likes your portrait of them!
Posted March 04, 2013
I have been incredibly lucky in the past when I have painted a portrait of a celeb or personality and it gets a nod - often from the person themselves! I had been featured in "The Land" Newspaper in 2005 for my Adam Spencer art work for the Bald Archy Prize - a real buzz seeing it on the ABC TV show while doing the ironing one morning! Then my Bald Archy work of The Weakest Link (Australian version that was shortlived) version of Cornelia Frances was actually bought (on Ebay) by Fintan Coyl...
I am featured in the Purple Skin Magazine Issue 2!
Posted March 02, 2013
My "Typo Hypo" article is featured in the Purple Skin Magazine Issue 2! The article is some personal interview on my art featuring my alphabets and drawing background. http://www.harbourpublishing.com.au/products/books/purple-skin-issue-2
Polish Biennale 2013 - 4 entries
Posted January 20, 2013
I have three works being finalised for the Polish Art Foundations Drawing Art Prize for this year. Celtic Letter T, William Morris AE and Number 8 in Blue are to be entered. Exhibition will run in August in Melbourne (Australia) and in November at a Regional Gallery in Victoria in 2013. I have been selected for the Art Prize exhibition in the past and am confident for this year too.
Celtic Dragon Calligraphy boxes and Cushions.
Posted December 26, 2012
My www.zazzle.com/DonnaHuntriss Store is now open to buy Celtic Dragon Letters now available as Stickers, cards, cushions and trinket Boxes (which are not available here on Blue Canvas.) I am in the process of uploading the alphabet so please bare with me. Donna
Celtic Dragon Calligraphy Commissions now available.
Posted December 22, 2012
Commissions using my Celtic Dragon Calligraphy alphabet are now open. $200 for a Banner AUD, and PAYPAL only. GST included. ABN supplied if needed. Please see example of what finished banner looks like.
My art exhibited @ Linden Postcard Art Prize 2013
Posted December 03, 2012
Just very excited at having been notified of entry acceptance to the Australian Linden Postcard Art Prize. My "After Vermeer" is submitted. All works are for sale - and under 30cm x 30cm for the exhibition! EXHIBITION OPENING: Saturday 2nd February 2013 Venues: Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, Victoria 3182 Australia! info: www.lindenarts.org
Society6 member too!
Posted November 24, 2012
I belong to a number of POD sites including this one (BC), Red Bubble, Zazzle, Saatchi online, FAA (Fine Art America) just to name a few - but have recently joined society6.com too. My page is http://society6.com/DonnaHuntriss Most of my Celtic Oscars are available only as prints atm but hope to get organised with the other merch they have.
The Sketchbook Project 2013
Posted September 28, 2012
I am shortly sending off my submission to the Sketcbook Project 2013 - run by the collab website - www.arthousecoop.com.
French Knot kits of Oscar & the Roses for sale on Etsy.com!
Posted September 28, 2012
Just a heads up for a new adventure I am about to embark on! My Celtic Dragon (from my own written and illustrated story of "Oscar & the Roses") will soon be available as French Knot Design Templates. Included in the kit is a design template, list of colors of Madeira threads and instructions. Material and actual threads are not included. PayPal will be the only payment and can be sent either as an Email or on a USB. Note: Extra Postage for USB. Price $16.65 AUD - includes GST $1.65. Plea...
I am a Finalist - Blacktown City Arts Prize 2012
Posted September 21, 2012
Just had some good news - I am a finalist in the Blacktown City Arts Prize (Sydney - NSW Australia). My work entered is Griffin Bench. (Ink on reclaimed Photo Album page.) The link is here http://www.artscentre.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/
I am a part of the DoeDeMee Poster UNESCO poster project
Posted September 13, 2012
I am very happy to say my art is a part of the www.doedemee.be poster project that will be touring Europe. Artists from 28 countries (including myself!) have been asked to re-interpret one of the top 100 classic books of all time to be made into posters. The project is to help fight illiteracy and make aware of the problems that are global regarding illiteracy. My version of " A Bend in the River" by VS Naipaul is just one of the 100 book posters on display and also for sale ( some of the fu...
I won the TV WEEK Magazine Drawing Callout!
Posted August 26, 2012
Just had some wonderful news - a great surprise - I have won the Australian (NSW) TV WEEK Magazine Drawing Callout Competition - Issue Sept 1 -7 2012! I have had the original artwork sale on Ebay but is no longer available. Will be re-listing closer to Xmas.
How to grow as an artist in this day an age
Posted August 20, 2012
I had a wonderful compliment and enquiry from a fellow BCer. It was how to grow or what advice I would give as an artist my self. Getting out and about and self promote is a great idea. I do belong to other websites that are similar to Blue Canvas (redbubble.com and fineartamerica.com) just to name two of many that I have found helpful and motivating. Google the net for art prizes. It will stretch your talent and also get your work seen. Most of an art career is about being seen let alone sa...
Gainsborough Greens Art Prize FInalist 2012
Posted August 16, 2012
Fingers crossed as I am a finalist in the Gainsborough Greens Art Prize (Pimpana, Queensland - Australia)! My entry is "Topiary Horse with Horn" and the awards are tonight! The awards are being held at the Gainsborough Greens Golf Club, Pimpana in Queensland, Australia.