In response to the pandemic, in April 2020 Donna Paul began a series of oil paintings to document the walks she took with her husband following the Lawrence Loop and parks in Lawrence. Following the trails in the loop for over two years now, Donna has noted the changes in the seasons, seen the stark beauty of winter, watched as grasses and flowers emerged in spring and gradually turned brown over summer, and viewed the vibrant reds and yellows of autumn.
Paul has investigated North Lawrence by the river, West Lawrence at Rock Chalk Park, Burroughs Creek Trail and the Baker Wetlands. These areas reflect the natural beauty of the region. Paul made her private experiences public as a result of the pandemic. Walking and painting was a way to cope with the stress and isolation of the pandemic. The beauty of Lawrence’s environment and the passing of the seasons provided calming reassurance during a challenging time.
Final Friday Reception: Friday, October 28th from 6-9 pm.