Fine Art since 1990
55 Bellevue Avenue
Newport RI 02840
(401) 849-9166

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