Last year a young creative film maker by the name of Calvin Munhuweyi approached me and asked if he could do a short documentary about me and my work for his series entitled Cape Town Folk. I was very honoured and of course agreed immediately. Herewith his short documentary. Thank you Calvin.
Donna McKellar is a South African fine artist living and painting in Cape Town. She is well know for her large scale South African and landscapes.
She paints enigmatic and peaceful paintings of South African landscapes, and its remote buildings, Industrial urban moments, and large sea vessels. Her works are both highly technical and emotive in nature. The themes are centered around the idea of urban decay; loss of beauty and strength and relate to the common man’s everyday existence. She is inspired by various aspects of her own everyday life and perceptions as a painter, such as light and shadow; architecture and geography, memory and emotion.