A trip to Ireland to research the family's heritage dramatically changed Donna O'Scolaigh's approach to her art.
"I spent time at Cashel Rock, where many of my ancestors are buried. Seeing the carved, ancient stones overlooking that sweep of green country, inspired a new direction for me."
Lange began her career as a graphic artist, illustrating children's fiction and educational books. A move to Northeast Connecticut and immersion in the vibrant local art scene inspired the evocative oil landscapes she is known for.
After Ireland, Donna began working with mixed mediums, using a process of layering and subtraction, sometimes with the addition of altered photographs.
"My goal is for each piece to be universal and personal at the same time. I don't attach meanings to my paintings. People can see many things in my work...I don't spell it out."
Donna is a member of ArtsWorcester, Lyme Art Association, Mystic Museum of Art, and Norwich Arts Center. Bayview Press of Thomaston, Maine, sells prints of her original works.
She is represented locally by the Silver Circle Art Center and the Sochor Gallery in Putnam, Ct.