Native Southern Californian, Donna Bates has years of experience as a commercial illustrator, 3D Artist and teacher that resulted in her interest in painting. She is a self-taught artist that is known for her own mash-up of urban, tough-chic, edgy and fresh style.She has exhibited in various group shows at galleries including: RJD Gallery, Rehs Contemporary Galleries, 33 Contemporary Gallery and Zhou B. Art Center. She was a featured artist in a four woman show at Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica and has had two paintings on HBO’s show “Insecure”. Her work was exhibited at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Painting the Figure Now 2018” and at Zhou B. Art Center’s “Painting the Figure Now 2019” exhibition. Donna was a finalist in WMOCA’s Biennial Portrait Competition and a finalist in ARC Salon 14.Ms. Bate’s work has been published with PoetsArtist, Klassik International Magazine, The Argonaut Magazine and Sag Harbor Express. Her works are included in numerous private collections including The Bennett Collection of Women Realists.
American Woman, 2016
Oil and Acrylic on Linen, 48" x 36"