Donna Jeanne Koepp - Artist
I'm a native Nevadan who has created one form of art or craft since I was a kid. I always come back to drawing, painting and using animals as my subjects. My love of vintage oddities, whether old sheet music or oil cans, have surfaced in my recent work.
I developed a creative strategy that keeps me fresh and working. I arrive at my art space, White Wolf Studio, every morning at 5am. I dive right into the project at hand. Whether needle felting a quirky sculpture or painting a beloved pet, I get a few hours of continuous work in. I find my creative muse is fully awake before my inner critic begins to stir.
I believe I'm afflicted by a condition I refer to as Multiple Muse Disorder. Which simply means I'm a life learner. I'm always struck by new ideas, new techniques or any inspiration that grabs me. I've learned to rein it in though and strive to create with combinations of techniques that keep my muses happy.
October 19-20, 2018
Wild Women at Play, UNR Jot Travis Gallery, Reno
Past or Current Exhibitions
Have a Seat, Chairs, TMCC Main Gallery, Fiber Felt Mixed Media
Mothers of Invention, Wedge Outside the Box, Gouache on Vintage Sheet Music
Beverly & Her Stuff, E.L. Wiegand Gallery, Oats Parks Art Center, Gouache, Vintage Sheet Music, Mixed Media
City of Trembling Leaves, UNR, Watercolor on Paper
Wild Women - Alphabet, Summit Mall, Reno, Gouache on Paper
Identity, TMCC, Mixed Media and Acrylic Paint
Rural Circus, TMCC Main Gallery, Needle Felt, Mixed Media
It's About Time, Wedge Outside the Box, Needle Felt on Vintage Finds
Beverly & Her Stuff 2017, UNR, Mixed Media
Wild Women - Over the Moon, Summit Mall, Reno, Gouache on Paper
Truckee Meadows Community College AAS Architectural Design