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Artwork by Donna Acheson-Juillet

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About Donna Acheson-Juillet

Donna Acheson-Juillet Member of the Société Française de l’Aquarelle (SFA) , the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC ), Honorary Member Société Canadienne d’Aquarelle, Member Mondial Art Selected Juried Group Exhibitions: • Guest of Honor (1 of 5) representing watercolour, Artstom 2022, Nancy • Watercolour Festival Méjannes-le-Clap, May 2022 • Château Osny, Group exhibition Couleurs d’Ailleurs (France) and Pentavisions (Canada), May & October 2022 • Salon Aquarelle de Rochemaure 2021 • Watercolor Biennial of Thessaloniki, Grèce. • Incheon Watercolour Exhibition 2021, Corée • Guest of Honor, Alizarines, l’Häy-les-Roses, March 2019. • 2nd International Biennal, SCA in Québec 2019. • 5th & 6th Silk Road International Arts Festival 2018, 2019 • Fabriano 2019, 2020. • Watercolour Biennal of Brioude 2017, 2019, 2021 • Diverses exhibitions in France. • Aquarellences, Alençon, 2016, Aquarellades 2016, 2018, Mons, Belgium. • Salon d’Arts in St. Germain-En-Laye, Manège Royale 2015. • Diverses exhibitions with the SFA in France and abroad. • International Festival of Watercolour Aiguillon, Lot et Garonne, 2013, 2014. • Open Water 2013, 2014, 2016-18 Exhibition, CSPWC, Canada, Exchange CSPWC – NWS, Canada – France. • Salon de l’Aquarelle de Belgique, Namur, 2013, Bruxelles 2015. Galleries an Other Exhibitions : • Les Terres de l’Hermitage, Le Puy-en-Velay 43000 • Solo exhibition: Villènes-sur-Seine 2019, Atelier Pièce Unique 2016, 2021. • Diverse galleries: Bygillian Gallery, Bourne End, UK and Oberonart, Burnham, Bucks, UK. In Dubai (Profile, Art House, Hunar) and in the Netherlands, Gallery Kunst A/D Kade Rotterdam E.O. Awards: • Indonesia International Watercolor Online Competition and Exhibition , 3rd Prize Impressionist Category. • 3rd Place, Abstract category, 1st Annual Women in Watercolor Juried Competition 2020 • President’s Award, CSPWC/SCPA • DeSerres Award, CSPWC Open Water 2016 Exhibition, Gery Puley Award, CSPWC Open Water 2014 Exhibition, Salis International Inc., CSPWC Open Water 2013 Exhibition, Canada. • 1st Prize, Festival International de l’aquarelle d’Aiguillon, 2014. • Prix Spécial Batigère au Salon International de l’Aquarelle d’Uckange, 2014. • Prix de la ville de Mesnil-le-Roi, Salon des Arts de Maisons-Laffitte, 2013. • Diploma of the Jury, Biennale d’Aquarelle de Ribeauvillé, 2013. • Medal of the Département des Yvelines, « Fourqueux Village des Artistes », 2012. • Platinum medal (médaille de vermeil), Salon des Amis des Arts de Grenoble. Other: • Painted a camel for the Camel Caravan, Dubai. Illustrated 10 children books. 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 the CSPWC Open Water Call 2022 - 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 a 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 Ribeauvilé,, 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