Donny Finley grew up in the small town of Millerville, Alabama. He became known for painting the life he knew in rural Clay County. In the thirty years he has been painting he has relished trying new experiences and conveying these through his paintings. People have been a big fascination and part of his life and painting.
Included in the more than 70 awards Finley has won are the Larry Quackenbush Memorial Award from the American Watercolor Society, the National Academy of Design, the Mainstreams International Exhibition, the Rocky Mountain National Watercolor Exhibition, Watercolor USA, the National Academy of Arts for the Parks, and others.
Donny’s exhibitions include the Columbus Club in New York City, Oklahoma Fine Arts Center, Cheekwood Museum of Fine Arts in Nashville, Meridian Museum of Fine Arts in Mississippi, Greater Birmingham Arts Alliance in Alabama and others. His Museum and Corporate Collections include Birmingham Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museum of the South in Mobile, the Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences in Columbus, Georgia, Coca Cola Headquarters in Atlanta, Southern Natural Corporation in Birmingham and others.
Donny has been featured in magazines such as American Artist Magazine, Southwest Art, Mississippi Magazine, Alabama Magazine and others. He is an elected signature member of the American Watercolor Society and his is included in Who’s Who in American Art. His painting “Fall Rainbow” was exhibited at the inaugural National Academy of Arts for the Parks exhibition and was selected by the academy to be reproduced in print to help raise money for the National Parks. His painting, “Easter Eggs” was exhibited at the White House during one of the annual Easter Egg Rolls and is in the permanent collection of the White House Visitors Center. Three of his paintings hang in the American Embassy in Morocco.
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