Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald : Resonating Realism

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Ms. Dziubek-MacDonald says it best, in her own words, when she says, "painting with watercolor and mixed media is [her] passion." You can certainly see this in her artwork. The painting of the sunflowers reminds me of the sunflowers I used to watch as a child, fields of them. This fine art is painted so wonderfully that I feel as if I can reach out and touch the sunflowers and feel the wind blow through the flower in my hand.

Ms. Dziubek-MacDonald has done such a good job of interpreting what is around her and in her, and sharing that with us. Please learn, with me, a little bit about this wonderful woman.

When did you first decide that you wanted to be an artist?

Like many artists, I was born with crayons in my hand. I loved to draw, sketch, and color but paint was the ultimate! My aunt was an artist who painted in oils, and when I was about 10, she gave me a whole load of paint. I got away from art during my college years but came back to it in my 20s. That's when I began playing with watercolors. I haven't stopped since!

What was your first art creation?

My first art creation that I remember? Wow, tough one! I am sure it was coloured with crayons, though. I can remember being about 8 or 9 years old and creating an entire book of animals with marker. It was bright and colourful and I was so proud :)

What was your first memorable art piece?

My first memorable art piece would have to be a poster I made in school of Kermit the frog. It was painted on this huge piece of paper and was captioned "It's not so bad being green." When I really felt like an artist though, years later, was when I created a painting of yellow irises with watercolor. It was just one of those paintings that just seemed to flow on to the paper. The largest part of the painting was done in 30 minutes, and it looked fantastic...and I realized , hey, I can do this!

Please describe "A Day in the Life of Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald, Artist Extraordinaire."

My day starts with getting the kids off to school. I check my email, cup of tea in hand and by 10 o'clock, I am in my studio. I do work part time, so although I love to paint daily, I am doing a bit of a balancing act. I usually set asid 3-4 days a week to paint.

What do you do with your art?

I have an Etsy shop where I sell my art and I also sell prints of my work on Fine Art America. I have had solo and two person shows in the past and I also participate in local group shows.

Ms. Dziubek-MacDonald says it best, in her own words, when she says that "painting with watercolor and mixed media is [her] passion." You can certainly see this in her artwork. The painting of the sunflowers reminds me of the sunflowers I used to watch as a child, fields of them. This fine art is painted so wonderfully that I feel as if I can reach out and touch the sunflowers and feel the wind blow through the flower in my hand.

Ms. Dziubek-MacDonald has done such a good job of interpreting what is around her and in her, and sharing that with us. Please learn, with me, a little bit about this wonderful woman.

What are your plans for the future?

I am very proud to say that in the Spring of 2012, I am to be the featured artist at Pierscape, a local, annual group show that just keeps getting bigger and better every year. It is very exciting to be chosen as the Featured Artist. Much of my family was born and raised in the Pier, where the show is being held and I hope to showcase some of my Polish heritage there. I am always developing my artwork, hoping to take it to the next level. I love including collage and creating mixed media works. I will be painting more, creating more.


In the words of Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald, from her website, "Painting with watercolor and mixed media is my passion. I find that creating art lets me express myself and just let go and enjoy life."

Connecting with Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald :

Artist Site :jdmstudios.com
Etsy :etsy.com/shop/jdmstudios
Blog :jdmstudios.blogspot.com
FB Page :facebook.com/jdmdesignstudios
Twitter :twitter.com/jdmstudios
Fine Art America :fineartamerica.com/profiles/joann-dziubekmacdonald.html




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