Donna Birtwistle is a self taught Wildlife Water Colour Artist using both pencils and paints. She has been drawing/ painting for several years but only recently shown her work to the public. Her Mill Bay home gives the perfect location for viewing sea birds and life activities near the ocean.
Donna has had the opportunity of traveling North America, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, as well as Europe. While seeing new places she enjoys visiting and supporting many Wildlife Sanctuaries, Raptor Centres, and Zoos. These experiences expose her to many different animals that are not found in our environment.
Her secondary artistic flare involves cutting glass and making pictures in cement & deck furniture. The pictures continue the theme of animals, birds, flowers and natural leaf imprints. These ornamental designs beautify their garden and deck even further.
Donna and her husband grow many organic vegetables and herbs. Her flare for artistic and imaginative gardening can also be enjoyed around their home.
Please feel welcome to come and enjoy both the flower and garden art, as well as the wall art in Donna's home and work place most of the year. Please call ahead to ensure we are home.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.
The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division