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Paige Donovan

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“Dots and circles. Details. Straight lines. I like them because they’re different, they pop into my brain and then I know everything about the painting.


I like painting landscapes. It reminds me of going outside in the summertime, and all the different leaves. There’s deer behind our house, they came out of nowhere. There were two or three of them. “ – PD


Paige Donovan was born in September 3rd, 1991 in Sycamore Circle in Audobon, PA. She is a swimmer and bocce ball player, and has competed in the Special Olympics for backstroke, freestroke, and breaststroke. She makes artwork at the Center for Creative Works five days a week.


Over the past four years, Paige Donovan has developed a fascinating, original style of mark-making, first in acrylic paint and most recently in calligraphy ink. Donovan’s vocabulary of mark comes from a desire to invent new and different ways of manipulating her materials, as well as an almost meditative approach to her art practice, which she continues to hone and develop every day.

Selected Exhibitions


Face Space:  Work by ten Artists of CCW, Woodmere Museum, Millard Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


Outsider Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

The Creative Commons, ArtYard, Frenchtown, NJ


Come to Life, Gallery 241, Wynnewood, PA

OUT THE DOOR: Art Party & Auction, Philadelphia History Museum, Philadelphia, PA

We’re In It (Remaking the World), VCAM, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

Outsider Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

Person, Place, Thing. University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA


Drawn to Stitch, Ageless Gardens, Philadelphia, PA


Outside Sound, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA


Zeitgeist through Submission, FJORD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The Scatter Joy Center for the Arts, Horsham, PA


All Different Colors, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Material Culture, Philadelphia, PA

Illuminations, AIR Space Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Pingle Building, Saint Louis Outsider Arts Fair. St. Louis, MO


Pageant: Soloveev, Psychadeliphia. Philadelphia, PA

Pingle Buidling, Saint Louis Outsider Arts Fair. St. Louis, MO

The Rotunda, Outside Sound: Philadelphia, PA

Lankenau Health Center, The Big Picture. Wynnewood, PA



Lewis, Alex. Outside Sound connects artists with developmental disabilities and local musicians. Philadelphia NewsWorks for WHYY / NPR. September 15, 2015.

Newhouse, Sam, “I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It:” New Fleisher/Ollman show features artists with developmental disabilities. Metro News, June 10, 2014.


Collections and Publications

Private Collection of Abbottsford Falls Health Center

Cred Magazine: October 2013 Issue

Chair in a Field
Desert Landscape, 2015
Cactus Jungle
Forest Path
Forest, 2015
Saint Coleman's Church, 2017
Gorilla, 2017
Pink Desert, 2015
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