Donna Brass discusses the drive to create.
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Part one of series: Making Art

Music courtesy of Kevin Macleod

I have always been close with my family but I was surprised by how much I learned during this brief interview. Not just about my mother but about myself and the compulsive/creative behaviors I possess. When my wife saw this she said "that's you."

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The major influence on Donna Brass’ artistic direction came to her in the person of Xavier Ironside, a renowned Knoxville painter. He introduced her to watercolor, it’s transparent quality offering more creative potential than the opaque paints Donna was using. Driving country roads, Donna Brass takes many photographs, both to record initial impressions of all subject possibilities and also to jog her memory of specific detail.

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