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Artwork by Donna Acheson-Juillet

Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

About Donna Acheson-Juillet

Donna Acheson-Juillet Member of the Société Française d'Aquarelle, SFA. Selected Juried Group Exhibitions: • Watercolour Salon, St. Yrieix de la Perche 2014. • Exhibition, Canadian Culturel Centre, Paris, 2014. • International Watercolour Salon, Uckange, 2014. • Salon des Arts de Margency, 2014. • Salon du Dessin et de la Peinture à l’Eau, Le Grand Palais, Paris, 2013, 2014. • Salon des Arts de Maisons-Lafitte, 2013. • International Festival d’Aquarelle d’Aiguillon, Lot et Garonne, 2013, 2014. • Open Water 2013, 2014 Exhibition, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. • Biennale d’Aquarelle de Ribeauvillé, France. • Salon de l’Aquarelle de Belgique, Namur. • St. Germain-en-Laye, Marché de l’Art. • Fourqueux Village d’Artistes. • Group exhibitions with Mesnil le Roi and Sartrouville. Galleries and Other Exhibitions : • Bygillian Gallery, Bourne End, UK. • Oberonart, Burnham, Bucks, UK. • Galerie Atelier Pièce Unique, Fourqueux, France. • Gallery Kunst A/D Kade Rotterdam E.O • La Galerie Art Présent, Paris. • Various galleries in Dubai (Profile, Art House, Hunar). • Aquarella, Marché d’Aquarelle à Rueil-Malmaison. • One of the guests of honor for the “Vingt ans de Seys’Arts”, Grenoble, 2008. • Various group exhibitions in conjunction with the Couleur et Forme, Contraste, DIAC, Gulf Watercolour Group, Seys’Arts, Salon des Amis des Arts, Grenoble. • A three women exhibition at the Centre Culturel Montriguad, Seyssins, 2000. • Solo exhibition, Ambiance Marines, 1999. • “Premier Printemps des Peintres”, Sassenage 1996, by invitation only. • Peintres au Moulin du Temple”, by invitation only. Prizes: • Gery Puley Award, CSPWC Open Water 2014 Exhibition. • 1st Prize, Prix du Conseil Général, International Watercolour Festival, Aiguillon, 2014 . • Prize, International Watercolour Salon, Uckange, 2014. • Prix de la ville, Mesnil-le-Roi, Salon des Arts de Maisons-Laffitte, 2013. • Salis International Inc., Dr. Ph. Martin, CSPWC Open Water 2013 Exhibition. • Diplôme du Jury, Biennale d’Aquarelle de Ribeauvillé, 2013. • Médaille du Département des Yvelins, exhibition « Fourqueux Village des Artistes », 2012. • One of three winners of Concours Abstractions, La Tribu des Artistes, 2011. • Second prize Concours Aquarelle Boesner, 2011. • Platinum medal (medaille de vermeil), Salon des Amis des Arts de Grenoble. • Artis medal, Salon des Amis des Arts De Grenoble. • Fourth prize for creativity at the 7th Moai trophy. • Second prize and third“Lacher des Peintre”, Lans en Vercors. • “Amis des Arts de Grenoble” prize at the Salon des Amis des Arts. Teaching : • Conducted a 4-day watercolour workshop in Belle Ile, Brittany, 2013. • Creative watercolour classes for Pièce Unique and Kokoro, 2011-2013. • Watercolour and Qi Gong workshops for creativity and well-being, Kokoro, Seys’arts, 2008-2013. • Various workshops and courses for the Dubai International Art Centre, Dubai Ladies Club, 2000-2007. • Creative watercolour and mixed media courses for Seys’Arts, Creat and Schneider Electric’s Employee Association, 1996-2000. Illustrations: • The Yummy Scrummies. • The Leopard Poachers, HarperCollins, UK. • Foxy Tales 1 &2, Jerboa Books. • Omar’s Goats, Jerboa Books. • Environmental Handbook for Teachers, Jerboa Books. • A Bird’s Eye View, Jerboa Books. • Desert Leveret, Jerboa Books. • Bella the Desert Dog, Jerboa Books. • Pierre’s Adventure in Arabia, Jerboa Books. • The Flamingo and the Flying Carpet, McGrudy’s. • Set of Angel Cards for Lotus Tarot. • Private commissions, cards for charitable organizations (Al Noor Training Centre for Children with special needs, Medecins Sans Frontiers, Rashid Paediatric Theraphy Centre). Other: • Judge for Salon des Arts, Maisons Laffitte, France. • Painted a camel for the Camel Caravan, Dubai. • Judge for annual Watercolour Challenge, Dubai. “Watching the water push back the pigment, dribble down loaded with colour or pull the paint into a delicate frond fascinates me. This obession with the waterdrop, but also a need for controlled spontaneity and a good amount of flexibility is my approach to watercolour painting. I start with a plan, a basic layout, a story. Then the water is either dropped into the paint, placed beside the pigment or sprayed into it. From then on it’s the painting that tells me where it wants to go.” Donna Acheson Juillet Canadian Donna Acheson-Juillet started drawing at a young age but her true passion, watercolour painting, blossomed after she adopted France as her second home. She paints with freedom, often mixing the figurative with the abstract in an attempt to move beyond her subject to the spirit within it. Initially inspired by the serenity that emanates from the untamed nature and large open spaces of her homeland, Canada, her move to France in 1988 enabled her to further develop her creativity. Looking beyond her native references, she was afforded a unique opportunity that opened her spirit to new influences. Her fascination with the way the elements she uses (transparent or opaque pigments, sometimes ink and of course water) mix and interact has led her to develop a personal approach that enables her to illuminate even the subtlest contrasts between light and shadow and achieve a delicate transparency and harmony of colour that is fortified by rich textures. Donna has taught creative watercolour for more than 15 years while living in France and Dubai. She has currently illustrated 10 books and has exhibited her work in France, Belgium, England, the Netherlands, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. She has recently participated in watercolour salons such as Namur, Salon du Dessin et de la Peinture à l’eau, Margency and Aguillon. This summer she will participate in the watercolour salon at St. Yrieix la Perche. She was awared prizes during the salons at Ribeauvillé, the Open Water Exhibition in Calgary, Canada, the Salon d’Arts de Maison-Lafitte in 2013 and in Uckange in 2014. “When you see one of her paintings, your imagination overflows with ideas and takes control of your mind, soul and body. You can not stop your whirring imagination even if you tried. Assailed by your own unsuspected creativity you loose your breath as you look at these paintings. To me that is what abstract painting is all about: opening the mind to the locked up imagination. And that, is exactly what Donna Acheson's paintings do.” SAJ