About Donna

  Donna Steel, Contemporary Artist


“I try and keep each artwork as original and unique as I can, and find the best way to do this is not to recreate it.” I am a Contemporary artist based in Christchurch, with a fascination for creating things. I love to paint and also love to sculpt, so have managed to combine these two passions with my Oil and mixed media artworks. “A Total Texture Junkie” is a good way to describe me. I enjoy incorporating many different types of texture and resin in my artworks. More recently I have moved toward Oils, and am finding this medium a total contrast from working with acrylics, although the two are very different mediums I really enjoy the variety that I get from working with each of them. My artwork can take up to several weeks to complete depending on the different processes and mediums that I use. A lot of my inspiration comes from just everyday moments of life, like a weekend away, a memory I may have, or driving down the road and seeing or hearing something. I have a real passion for the outdoors – nature in all its beauty, be it mountains, rivers, flowers, trees or butterflies. Photography is another passion of mine; which  I tend to use the images I take as inspiration to create my artworks. 


I welcome commissions . 

If you have a photograph you have taken or an idea you would like put onto canvas or you would like me to create an artwork just for you then I would be happy to hear from you.  


My work can be viewed at my home studio by appointment, via my website , or at the following galleries, Windsor Gallery Christchurch, Gallery Lauvard Akaroa, 2nd Edition Poplar Lane Christchurch and The Original Bread Company Cafe’ Wairakei Road Christchurch.

I know that buying artwork over the internet can be a scary process, as it is often hard to know what an artwork will look like when you get it  home and on your wall.  I guarantee and stand behind my work 100% and have a policy that any of my artwork purchased via the internet,  is able to be refunded 100% less the courier charges provided the original artwork is returned safely in its original condition.

Up until now I have found that customers who have purchased my artworks via the internet have  been happy with their new artwork and have found that it is far more superior, than the online image.

I am happy to courier my artwork anywhere and welcome overseas enquiries and purchases.  Courier fees will differ and insurance may apply depending on the destination and cost of  the artwork.

All Artworks purchased come with their own Certificate of Authenticity, and a Receipt.

Accepted Methods of Payment : PayPal, Internet Banking, Telegraphic Transfers. ( Credit Cards – Please see below)

Credit Card payments – I can now accept credit card payments on purchases made via  Trade Me, with no extra cost to you!  ( www.trademe.co.nz) .  This is a great option for my customers.  If you are interested in purchasing an artwork on my site using your credit card,  please contact me and I will be happy to list that artwork on Trade Me with a Buy Now Option.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information

Contact Details

Donna Steel

Telephone:  +64 3 3599125

Cell:  027 50 70 426

Email: donnasteel1@xtra.co.nz