About Donna Polos

Donna Polos In 1991, I was a frustrated beginning watercolour painter. I would practice... practice... practice... and see little growth. To ease the frustration, I would quilt. I had been a quiltmaker for fifteen years and had worked with textiles in many forms since childhood. Fabric was a medium I was comfortable with.

As time passed, I started to ask a lot of "what ifs". What if I applied watercolour technique to cloth? Surprising, through experimentation, I discovered much of the technique worked. I played with dye painting, surface design, fabric painting, stencilling, heliographic painting, resists, negative painting, underpainting, glazing, paint pouring, monoprinting on sandpaper, chalk pastels, and metallic threads and yarns sewn on the surface. I find hand quilting and embroidery relaxing, so all of my work is hand quilted and hand embroidered.

Today I paint in three mediums watercolour on fabric, paper, and canvas. I often will paint these mediums side by side.

I am a retired elementary school teacher. As a classroom teacher and also as a Visiting Artist and Artist In Residence, I have taught art to many students. I am also an active member of the Federation Of Canadian Artists. In the last 22 years I have had 19 solo exhibitions throughout the lower mainland of B.C. I have also been in many group and juried shows.









As my fabric painting has developed, so has my watercolour on paper. I usually paint fabric and paper simultaneously side by side. As I have developed as an artist, my two mediums have become one.


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Artwork by Donna Polos

Into the Fall Trees




Trees at Ruckle Point




On the Path to Shannon Falls




Imminent Storm




Hornby Island Shoreline




Cinnamon in the Air




Weeping Willow




Free Food




Deer Lake in the Snow




Carving Time




On the Road to Cherryville




Oak Leaves




Hollyhock




Fall of '98




   

Exhibition Artwork by Donna Polos

Clematis
Botanical Reflections

Clematis

Prideful
Canadiana

Prideful

Gallardia
Fibrescapes

Gallardia

School Days
Fibrescapes

School Days


Fuchsia
From a Tiny Seed

Fuchsia

Maple Leaves
From a Tiny Seed

Maple Leaves

Whale Watching
Waterworks

Whale Watching