Donna Bolam

Abstract shapes with gradation and layering of blues and browns on a yellow and blue background with red accents.

What Lies Beyond, 2023, mixed media on canvas


About the Artist: 

Donna Bolam is a Lakefield-based abstract and mixed media artist. In her work, Donna uses symbolism to visualize the meaningful passages in life and death that are encrypted in the archives of her soul. Donna relies on her senses and prompts herself to bring forward these explorations into her paintings as textural sounding boards for giving shape and colour to what can’t be explained with words.

Donna has studied with artists Pauline Bradshaw (classical drawing), Brian Smith (figurative abstraction & portraiture), Brian Atyeo (landscape & abstract), Janice Mason Steeves (coldwax/oil), a mentorship with American tonalist John Felsing, Pamela Caughey (mixed media/abstract/coldwax) and Steve Rose (Abstract & Non-Objective painting).

Diversity of expression is the language that best echoes Bolam’s voice and her vision.


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Studio image of a large, shared studio with an easel and tables set up to work.

Studio: Shared location with Donna Bolam, Shelley Brown, Theresa Morris, and Nancy Simmons Smith










Studio Location: Tour Stop 3 – Room 17


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Selections: 39th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

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Installation view of KAST Selections exhibition. From Left: Paul Nabuurs, Bronson Smith, David Hickey

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