Friday, May 05, 2006

Treasures of Cambridge #9 Treasures of Cambridge #9

Be a part of "Treasures of Cambridge". If you are a resident of the Cambridge, NY area, please contact me by email at to schedule a time of your convenience to have your portrait taken. Bring a prop that you identify yourself with. Check out the posting "About Cambridge Treasures" on this blog for more about the project. It is a lot of fun and takes on average about 15 minutes of your time.

Donna Wynbrandt pictured here in front of the vault at former Bean Heads Coffee House, has been a permanent resident of Cambridge, NY since 1992. But before that, she would travel up from New York City to visit her good friend George Forss.

Donna calls herself a modern artist who does drawings that can be loosely characterized as cartoon or caricatures. She is always on the look out for new subject matter for her art. Although she mostly does art containing people, recently she was asked by a local shop owner to make a series of architectural studies of famous Cambridge, NY building sites.

She loves having the Cambridge, NY community as a resource for her work. When she runs out of ideas for her art she says “every place I go I know people; I can go to a place like Bean Heads (when it was open), and know there would always be someone I could talk to”.

Donna’s prop is her sketch pad, an item just about every resident of Cambridge who knows her has witnessed her using, making art wherever she finds herself. She wants to be remembered as someone who: loved her life, being an artist, the community, was a dedicated friend and someone true to her Buddhist faith.


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