Donna McGinnis was born in Spokane Washington and grew up in an artistic family. Her mother was an artist, her grandmother a musician and her father a photographer. Drawing came naturally to her, inspired by her father’s black and white photography. McGinnis received her Bachelors of Arts at Washington State University. After graduation, McGinnis moved to Northern California where she established herself as professional artist.
McGinnis paints in the landscape and abstract genre. Her works are contemporary and modern in composition. Both styles of painting are developed in the same way. Neither the abstracts nor landscapes start with preconceived ideas. With the swirling of brushwork and layering of glazes, McGinnis creates her signature style of softness and a painting that glows from within.
McGinnis work has been featured in a variety of solo and group exhibitions in several galleries across the United States and at notable institutions, including the Oakland Museum, Arkansas Art Center, Triton Museum of Santa Clara, Crocker Museum in Sacramento, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL, US Embassy, United Arab Emirates.
The Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco includes three of her drawings in its permanent collection. McGinnis has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards.
Her work has been acquired by numerous private and public collections, such as Stanford Medical Center Collection, Palo Alto, CA, Saks Fifth Avenue Collection, New York, NY, Lucas Films, Los Angeles, Bellagio Hotel Collection, Las Vegas, NV, Grand Hyatt Collection, Wailea, Maui, HA, Ritz Carlton, Phoenix, AZ, Conrad Punte Del Este Collection, Uruguay, Sherwood Hotel, Taiwan.
Darcy J. Sears is a San Francisco Bay Area sculptor who has been working with clay for twenty-five years. Born in Southern California, she received a B.A. degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She spent many years in the corporate world before becoming a full-time artist.
Sears’ work has been exhibited in galleries in both California and France. In the summer of 2007 she was an artist-in-residence at Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, an artist town west of Avignon. At the end of the program she had a successful solo exposition of her work. She participated in the group exhibition, “France Amerique” in Paris and exhibited at the Claire de Villaret Galerie in San-Quentin.
In California, Sears’ sculptures have been shown at many art venues, including Galleries in Laguna Beach, Mill Valley, Sausalito and Healdsburg.
Sears’ sculptures are in private collections in the United States, Europe, and Asia.