Donna Aldrich Works

Donna Aldrich

My oil paintings are representational paintings of the Southwest.  I work geometric patterns into my pieces using a relief printing process to add interest and color.
My pastel paintings strongly juxtapose organic and geometric structures.  I use intricate patterns, pastel printing and mixed media collage in contrast with realism to evoke a sense of visual poetry.  By working geometric patterns into both oil and pastel compositions, I am able to portray an Asian appeal while representing man’s impact on nature, whether positive or negative, no landscape remains untouched by humans.  Occasionally a Japanese influence can be seen in my pastels due 
to living on Islands in the Pacific as a child.  

In 2008, I began showing my pastels in national and international shows.  I have had the honor of becoming a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of New Mexico in 2012 and achieving Master Circle status in the International Association of Pastel Societies in 2013.  The Farmington Museum purchased one of my paintings in 2014.  For the past 6 years, my paintings have been juried into and successfully sold at the Miniatures and More Show, now called “artsthrive” at the Albuquerque Museum.  My work has been in many National and International juried shows with awards ranging from Merit to Best of Show.  My work is in collections around the US, Europe, and Korea and currently is represented by Weem’s Gallery in Albuquerque, and Galleria Tamaya, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, Santa Ana Pueblo.  My work can also be viewed at


The 26th National Pastel Painting Exhibition, Santa Fe, MN – Award of Merit, 2018

27th Annual Artsthrive Art Exhibition & Benefit, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM – 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

25th & 26th Miniatures & More, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM – 2015 & 2016

The 32nd Annual International Juried Art Show, Roswell Museum and Art Center,  NM   -     
    Most Creative Award, 2015
    Judges Choice Award, 2015
“Gateway to Imagination” National Juried Show, Farmington Museum,  NM  -
    Best of Show Award,  2014
    Purchase Award,  2014
International Association of Pastel Societies  -
    Master Circle Status,  2013
The 30th Annual International   Juried Art Show,  Roswell   Museum and Art Center, NM  -            Best of Show Award, 2013
    Judges Choice Sponsor Award,  2013
Master Works New Mexico  -
    2nd Place Award
The 29th Annual International Juried Art Show, Roswell Museum and Art Center,   -
    Award of Merit -  2012
New Mexico Pastel Society  
    Signature Member Status,  2012
Show Low Channel 4, Show Low , AZ  -
    Artspace Televised Interview
White Mountain Historical Society Art Show, AZ  -
    1st Place Award