Connecting with the Composition

“Mariposa” by Donna Brown.

Donna Brown: In Harmony opens the 2014 season at the Gallery at Door Peninsula Winery with a reception May 22, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Music will be provided by Kalen Keir on saxophone. The collection will feature many works centered on her love for capturing nature and expressing it by using vibrant colors.

A Door County resident for more than 20 years, Brown operates her own studio and gallery – the White Barn Gallery in Baileys Harbor. The accomplished watercolorist divides her time between Mexico and the U.S. and loves observing the beauty and boundlessness of nature in both locales. She loves seeing her summer birds on their winter vacations in the south and has begun incorporating them into her imagery.

“The balance of nature is delicate,” Brown said. “It is my deepest hope that as you look at my work, you will consider your connection with the birds, butterflies or bees that you may find scattered in these compositions and seek ways to assure their continued presence and well-being while enjoying the imagery.

“These are my muses…flying in and out of my vision but leaving traces of their paths for me to wander and wonder and enjoy.”

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The Gallery at Door Peninsula Winery connects the Winery, Door County Distillery and Bistro 42. Seasonal shows ensure that each visit will be unique offering works from local Door County artists.