Anna Donahue Art announces sale of colorful ArtPrize 2016 mural, Everybody In Your Life
By Shane VanOosterhout @ MediaBeetle
October 5, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI –
Local artist and Panera Bread muralist Anna Donahue announced today that she is selling her newest ArtPrize entry, Everybody In Your Life. The hand-painted, large-scale mural depicts a wide, colorful landscape filled with pictures of real people’s stories.
“The concept of Everybody In Your Life is to directly involve the viewers. I invite people to share with me something about their lives. What’s meaningful to them? What’s an important memory they have? During ArtPrize I listen to their suggestions and take notes. Then I add their ideas into the landscape as I paint a little bit more each day.”
The landscape shows gently rolling green hills woven together by bright blue water and a huge “tree of life” in the foreground, its long roots trailing into the earth. Smiling faces emerge from the leaves of the tree. There are people gathered at a picnic, a fisherman, a boater, and smiling families who have survived tragedy together. You also see animals and magical creatures, insects and flowers. There’s even a garden gnome. The colors are warm, comforting, and ultimately inspirational. Looking at Donahue’s mural on a chilly fall day will definitely warm you up inside.
“The impact of this painting has been very special to me. Visitors of ArtPrize have really responded to the mural. I hear everything from how much they miss their pet to a favorite sport to an incredible experience with surviving cancer. It all goes into my painting, which of course is why I titled it Everybody In Your Life, because we are all together in one big amazing story.”
Donahue’s goal is to sell her completed mural to a school or a church, which she considers an ideal location for this project. “I’ll be happy to see this painting in a public place where people gather to grow and learn. From the very beginning I’ve known that Everybody In Your Life will find a perfect home.”
If interested, Contact her at:
My ArtPrize 2016