Donna Shiver Art 2020 All Rights Reserved

Sense of Place, Estefania with Map of Portugal 

pencil, watercolor and thread on paper

I draw and paint things in nature, objects, people and landscapes. 

No matter our position in life, the everyday experience is something we share. This commonality unites us in the simplest of ways. It creates a bond that is unmistakable. Our daily routines carry with them moments of frustration and still hold special meaning. They give us the respite of normalcy when things are hard.

As I consider all that is around us - people, objects found and left behind, the process makes me strangely more aware of all that is possible in life, and some of what can be overlooked as well. It is my hope that viewers of my work discover some sense of that commonality I find noteworthy; something, which I believe makes us all more alike than different.