Donna Chisholm studied at ARA, completing a Diploma in Visual Design, 2014.
Since then Chisholm has conscientiously explored her unique line style, investing time to refine this one aspect to her visual voice.
Having an interest in environmental trends, communities and how they function, along side groups of people who experience marginalisation allows Chisholm to record her thinking and visual tinkerings in a variety of mediums.
Line features heavily in her current work and her images are informed by Pasifika cultural mark making, along with the natural NZ landscape.
Over the past year Chisholm has explored another aspect of her practice, that being mixed media. Spending time layering oil paint onto board and using a method found in pottery referred to as ‘sgraffito’. This has allowed Chisholm to experiment with another aspect to her style.
She has had her work shown at
Chisholm was also a finalist in Ashburton Art Gallery’s inaugural ZONTA award.
She was also awarded 2nd place in Geraldine Arts and Plants – Art Exhibition.