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Author Archive: Dona Hulson Cappello

Dona first received her early painting inspirations during the 1960’s at the Northern CA coastal art community of Mendocino where she studied seascapes, sculpture and oil portraits with local artists. She also studied art later while living in Pacific grove enjoying the Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur areas. On her way to Maine, she studied Fiber Arts and Textiles at the Pioneer Craft House in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over the years, Dona has explored many creative art forms including large woven embroidery canvas works of seascapes and seagulls having her work in permanent collections in two local businesses while studying harp as a private student at the Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden, Maine in the early 1970’s. She earned a B.A. degree in Visual Arts /Painting major in 2005 at Stockton University, NJ, and went on to receive a B.A. Degree in Education while still at Stockton University graduating with Honors. She is Highly Qualified to Teach Pre-k; K-6th grade; Middle school Social Studies and Art Pre-k-12th grade. She worked as an Elementary Art Teacher exploring all art forms including, drawing, painting, clay sculpture and textiles. Recently she has designed sculptural garden works including a large bottle flower tree sculpture titled “Color Design Scape” Together with her husband Manny Cappello, they create what they are calling “Scape” art accentuating and creating focal points for home and garden design. Dona has also developed an oil painting series inspired by Robert Frosts’ poem: “Roads less Traveled” and her reflections of the roads traveled . As an art history lover, she is a well traveled sojourner of the roads less traveled in America and has developed her Road series paintings inspired by those travels. Dona is currently working on the sea shore shell scape paintings and garden sculpture. Artist Statement By: Dona J.Cappello My artwork is an expression of the inner connection I experience with the light I see. It is a deep spiritual connection. I use different mediums to express my light experiences. In my Paintings, I enjoy creating shadows and shades of darkness to reveal how light defines darkness and how darkness reveals light. I have observed that we cannot see the light in this world without darkness. All of my works fall into three categories: land, sea or heaven scapes. I use poetry and the reflections of life lessons to bring forth light in the paintings, home decor designs, sculpture designs and landscape garden designs created to see and enjoy light in new ways. I am currently working on new scapes of color design; sculptures and unique sea shell scape paintings


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