The Art of Donnat Mitchell and Karen Walker: Through Their Eyes: Works by Father and Daughter
October 29 - December 1
Donnat Mitchell is a retired WCVB TV news photographer. He is currently a resident of Linden Ponds retirement community in Hingham, MA. He is married, the father of two children, and has two grandchildren. He has had exhibits at various venues in the Boston area, including the Wellesley and Dover public libraries. Credits include: Boston Press Photographers Association photographer of the year, winner of USA Today photograph of the day competition, and various local and national awards. His work consists mainly of nature and landscape photographs. Because of his training as a news photographer, he is adept at photographing just about any subject.
Karen Walker rediscovered her childhood love for drawing while browsing in a bookstore and stumbling upon an instructional book by a colored pencil artist. Amazed and inspired by what this medium can produce, Karen resumed her art journey experimenting mainly with colored pencil, but also with other media such as acrylics, watercolors, digital software, and polymer clay. Karen took courses through the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and earned a certificate in illustration focusing primarily on children’s book art. Most recently, Karen has been working in soft pastel. While colored pencil remains her favorite medium, soft pastel has become a very close second. Karen has always drawn inspiration from her father’s artwork and the opportunity to collaborate with him in an art show is a very special highlight in her art adventure.