Finley is as accomplished in egg tempera as he is in oils, a claim that can be made by few artists today. Egg tempera is a medium that dates back to the ancient Egyptians and which requires layers of delicately and patiently applied washes, glazes, crosshatching and even scumbling.
Although his golf and fishing portraits have earned Finley a place in the Who’s Who of American Artists and mention in no less than eight books, including A Passion for the Game by Ryder Cup champion Tom Lehman, his motifs these days gravitate toward the places he visits during his extensive travels throughout the United States and Europe.
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.
With its decorative white balustrade parapet, arched first floor showroom windows and forest green canopy, awnings and shutters, the stately two-story building that is home to DeBruyne Fine Art is as distinctive as the exceptional works of contemporary and antique art waiting inside. One of the anchors of Gallery Row, the name affectionately given by southwest Florida art collectors to the thoroughfare that brings visitors into Naples’ picturesque Third Street South shopping district from the east, this gallery is a must-see destination for anyone who appreciates good art.
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