Fine Art since 1990
55 Bellevue Avenue
Newport RI 02840

Donato Beauchaine

Painter I am – Oil & Watercolor

Painting for me is all about light & shadow and how it can affect the landscape, the sky, objects and interiors or whatever is in my sight line.  My passion to capture these elements on canvas or paper is an exciting  and endless pursuit.  The challenge – to present my work in such a way (whether it be “high drama or very subtle”) so  it connects in some special way with the viewer.

Primarily self-taught from age 9, I started out with left over house paint, applying it to paper bags, cardboard, wood and just about anything else I could get my hands on. At around age 12, I learned there was such a thing as “artist materials” and begged my parents for a beginners set of oil paints.  Armed with real materials I poured through art instructional booklets, teaching myself how to paint. This led to formal art classes and studying with painters in Rockport & Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Through my teens and into my late 20’s I continued to study and sell work through art fairs & galleries and even a few “One Person” shows……I was hooked. This is what I want to do.  But my Corporate career, family, and “Life” in general demanded all of my time and attention.  Fast forward to 2012 when I returned to my artistic journey full time. With renewed passion and dedication I am back painting  taking classes & workshops whenever possible.  I am a co-organizer of “Monday’s Palette”, a group of professional painters working in “plein-air”.


  •  Exhibiting Artist Member – Providence Art Club
  •  Artist Member –  Wickford Art Association, RI Watercolor Society, S. County Art Assoc.
  •  Associate Member – Oil Painters of America

Awards & Selected Shows:

  • 2017 – First Place Award – “Cooler & Warmer” Wickford Art Assoc. Open Juried Show
  • 2017 – Honorable Mention – Members Show, Wickford Art Association
  • 2016 – 3 Person Show Providence Art Club
  • 2016 – Published in Artscope Magazine (May/June issue)-article featuring image & process
  • 2016 – Published in Art New England Magazine (July/Aug issue)-image featured
  • 2015 – Best Oil – South County Art Association Members Show
  • 2015 – 2nd Place Award – All Media Regional Show RI Watercolor Society
  • 2015 – Honorable Mention – Providence Art Club Annual Members Show
  • 2015 – 3rd. Place Award – Wickford Art Association Open Juried All Media Show
  • 2015 – Honorable Mention – RI Watercolor Society, Assoc. Members Show
  • 2015 – “Get Real” Invitational Exhibit – Spring Bull Gallery
  • 2014 – Providence Art Club National Open Juried all Media Exhibition
  • 2014 – Wickford Art Association – Poetry & Art Exhibition
  • 2014 – RI Watercolor Society – Open Juried “The Artist Travels” show
  • 2014 – RI Watercolor Society – Open Juried “Reflections” show
  • 2014 – South County Art Association – Open Juried Painting & Drawing show