Donati is a figurative oil painter born in Montreal in 1965 but raised around the world. As a result, her life has been quite colourful which has extended into her art as well. Striving for a balance between impressionistic realism and expressionism, she uses painterly brushstrokes to reveal the glow and energy that exists all around us. “This energy’’, says Donati. “radiates through nature and flows right back to us.