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Donna Brewins-Cook

Visual Artist, Life Drawing Tutor & Art Tutor

I draw my inspiration from the constant possibilities of painting and the challenge of its unpredictable nature in conveying a subject. Psychotherapy has directly influenced me allowing the subconscious and memory to guide my work. Recent paintings explore the raw emotions I have experienced through personal challenges including the corrosive effects of obsessive-compulsive disorder, infertility and depression. My work has also shifted in direction due to a recent diagnosis of an incurable auto-immune disease. Whilst these experiences are highly personal, I believe that by exploring these emotions in my work I am creating a voice where one might normally be at risk of being suppressed and hidden.

I have delivered a number of public and private commissions, including a commission for a client featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs television programme in 2013 where I produced a large bespoke painting as a focus piece for their living area and was filmed on the Yorkshire moors researching the piece. I have sold my work to public and private collections within the UK and Europe.

My work is featured in a new book: ‘WOMEN’ written by Nicola & Andy Wild. I am included in volume 2, pages 70 & 71. For further details and how to purchase please follow the link: www.womenartbook.com

I currently deliver online Zoom Mindful Art classes, Life Drawing classes and other art themed workshops at the Museums Sheffield. Following the first Covid Lockdown, I decided to celebrate my home working studio and opened my Etsy Shop inspired by my attic space:

'Woman in the Attic': https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/W...

In my spare time I enjoy roaming the high ground nearby with my husband and whippet Barney.

For all enquiries please contact me via my website (top right of my profile) on my contact page.