Meet the artists: Donna Brewins

Donna Brewins will be opening her doors to the public during Open Studios weekend  - we asked her  about what she's been up to, and what she likes about the event. She's had a few questions to answer recently as the team at Our Favourite Places have also popped by. You can see their interview plus some beautiful images on their website here. 

1. What do you most like about taking part in Open Studios?

I like the feeling of being in an artistic community, having one goal to share and discuss our work with the wider community.

2. What piece of work, product or item are you most looking forward t showing and why?

I am very excited about the latest series of work I am doing that I started on 14th November, a series of abstracts based around my response to the landscape.

3. What's the best thing about your studio space?

The fact that it's in a Art Deco Building and attached to a great artistic community and admin team, it makes you feel part of a collective. Then there's the view and light which is spectacular.

4. What one thing in your studio that you would save in a fire?

My plants....I couldn't bear to think of a living thing dying unnecessarily.

5. Whose studio would you be visiting if you had time?

All of them!

6. What are you working on at the moment?

A new body of work based around abstraction and how I use my paint. It is a series of work that has enabled me to be much more quiet and considered and it is refreshing to be re-visiting abstraction after a few years.

7. What inspires you?

One of my biggest inspirations is the British weather and the constant changes it goes through on a daily basis. I love the winter skies that appear huge and foreboding at times.

8. Are you taking part in any other events or exhibitions in the coming months?

I plan to apply to more galleries around the UK in the coming months. I have been so busy with private commissions in the past 18 months, so it is time to extend my work out into the public arena more.

Image credit: Gemma Thorpe for Our Favourite Places