Colour Works: exhibition of paintings by Anna Donaldson


Venue The Green Table

Artist(s) Anna Donaldson

When: Monday 10th September - Monday 22nd October, 9am-6pm


Free event

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About this event

Colour Works is a selection of paintings on paper on themes ranging from buildings and interiors, to flowers and abstracts. All illustrate the increasingly distinct style of Anna’s artwork – bold, brave and full of colour!

Anna Donaldson, 22, has been a young artist associate with Arts Lab since it started in 2016. The last couple of years have seen such a transformation in her creative ability that we wanted to celebrate her achievement with this exhibition.

Anna writes: ‘When I work, I just go for it without thinking too much. I tend not to have any preconceptions and instead, enjoy just playing with the materials at hand. The sessions at Arts Lab have really boosted my confidence. Working in a big studio and learning from experienced artists in a place that I have always loved, has made me unafraid to try new things. Dartington itself has been a great place to be, always supportive of experimentation and with like-minded people.’

The place has been a focal point in her life since a child, most especially the river walks along the Dart and, more recently, the Dartington Live programme. For over 2 years now, Arts Lab has been a valuable resource for Anna: helping to build her portfolio of work for art college entry; providing work experience as workshop and social media assistant; enabling creative confidence through our programme of workshops and events.

‘Freeing and full of surprises, I would wholly recommend signing up to any of the Arts Lab’s workshops.’ – Anna

All paintings in the exhibition are for sale. Anyone interested in making a purchase or speaking with Anna in person, please contact Anna on 01803 840926 /

About Arts Lab

Arts Lab CIC is an artist-run social enterprise that connects people with visual art and artists to help build happier and more connected communities.

Working in partnership with Dartington Arts from a large studio in the heart of the sumptuous Dartington Hall estate, Arts Lab provides a programme of events for all of workshops, exhibitions, talks and residencies, a research hub for artists, and outreach for youth, health and prison services, schools, colleges, refugee projects and local businesses.

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