Every artist has his or her own unique techniques and messages to convey. For Todd L. W. Doney, professor of Visual Arts at County College of Morris (CCM), it is capturing the sun, light and color of New Jersey’s Great Swamp and conveying the fleetingness of time.
Doney, whose work is currently on exhibit through June 23 at the Morris Museum in Morristown, shares insights into his life as an artist and teacher in a recently produced video by the Department of Communications and College Relations and the Media Center at CCM. In the video, http://youtu.be/eDwBb8ZxGKs, Doney talks about what he seeks to convey in his landscapes, his particular style of painting and his inspiration.
On Thursday, June 13, he also will give a talk and demonstration at the Morris Museum, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Doney began his education at a community college and went on to attend the prestigious American Academy of Art in Chicago. He graduated in1982 and immediately started his career as an illustrator and obtained his first commission, a football illustration for Playboy magazine. He has been working as an artist and illustrator ever since. He later earned his MFA in painting from New Jersey City University.
Doney has held one-person exhibits at Broadfoot & Broadfoot, Soho, NY, the Gallery MacEgan in Morristown, the College of Saint Elizabeth, New Jersey City University, Griffin Gallery in Madison and at the Brickton Art Gallery in Park Ridge, IL. Other exhibitions include the Paterson Museum in Paterson, The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, The Arts for the Parks National Competition in Wyoming, and the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibitions in New York among others.
Currently, his work is represented by Broadfoot & Broadfoot, located in the Lower East Side, NY, and Boonton, NJ. His works are in public and private collections worldwide.
Doney joined the CCM faculty in 2011 and teaches drawing, painting, portfolio and presentation classes at the college.
For additional information on Doney, visit www.todddoney.com.