Hello, I’m Donna

Painter, Illustrator and Graphic Artist

I have immersed myself in a lifelong passion for art and design, and I’ve channeled my creative energy into a dynamic journey. For over a decade, I’ve crafted visual narratives that transcend conventional boundaries. With each brushstroke or pixel, I translate ideas into evocative designs. 

What fuels my fire? The continuous quest to meld tradition with innovation. I thrive on mastering new graphic software, employing them as my canvas for inventive expression.

This pursuit of knowledge keeps my designs on the cutting edge, fusing timeless artistry with the latest technological advancements. My journey is an evolution of artistic fervor and a commitment to pushing creative frontiers.

  • Hello! My name is Oritsetsonaye Donna Bennet, née Oduro (Donna or Naye for short). I am a multi-disciplinary visual artist who is a fine art painter, an illustrator, and a graphic artist. I believe that art is life and create imaginative, valuable visual works that inspire and please the hearts of my audience. I am a cradle artist. I was born in Nigeria with Ghanian ancestry from my father’s side. I was born with a paintbrush in my hand, my parents will say. I studied and graduated from the renowned Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria, in fine and graphic arts and did my master’s at the University for the Creative Arts in Epsom, UK. I have been painting for years and have some of my works displayed at the POP Gallery in Lagos. A small family-run creative centre. Bringing art to the people. My artwork was also showcased at the ‘All Woman Art Exhibition.’ Hosted by the United States-based ‘Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery.’


    I love all techniques and styles of art, be they digital or traditional. Several of my graphic works have been printed commercially by Darling & Amigos Packaging Designs (Ayman/Godrej Nigeria). My first love will always be painting, as I was greatly inspired by renowned artists like Bruce Onobrakpeya’s and Paul Gauguin’s abstract and expressionist styles. I have always wanted to showcase my innermost feelings through my art. I believe it speaks for me in every design and brush stroke.


    Currently, I am exploring aspects of media art and technology and seeking to better understand how to translate concepts from the digital realm into the physical and from one medium to another using different technologies.

Exhibitions Done

  • 2016/2017: JP clark University of Lagos
  • 2017- Love in the park- Group Art exhibition at JJT Park Ikeja
  • 2018 – The Experience 1– Group Art exhibition @Ado Bayero Mall Kano
  • 2019 – The Experience 2 – Group Art exhibition @Ado Bayero Mall Kano
  • 2019 – Who runs the world? Girls @ Pop Gallery, Lagos
  • 2019 – Alit Festival – Group Art exhibition – Art Pavilion Abuja.
  • 2020 – Affordable Art Fair- Group Exhibition (opening of Dabo Art Gallery Kano) Nassarawa LG, Kano
  • 2022 – Artmosfair (Art & NFT Exhibition) Group Exhibition. Location: Cera Cerni’s Art Hub lekki Lagos
  • 2022 – LAOKWE LAKES (GROUP ART EXHIBITION) LOCATION: Laokwe lakes Golf and Country Estate
  • 2024 – Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery “All Women” Art Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2024 – Holy Art (Paris) The Holy Art – Art on Loop Paris                                   
  • 2024 – Care to Create Art and Creative Exhibition (Anchor Elizabeth Gardens), Essex


Co-owner/Artist/ Curator (Part-Time) @ POP Gallery. Ltd.  / July 2013 to Sept. 2022

  • Planned and organise the acquisition, storage, and exhibition of collections and related materials, including the selection of exhibition themes and designs.
  • Develop and maintain the gallery’s registration, cataloguing, and basic record-keeping systems, using computer databases.
  • Provide information from the gallery’s holdings to other curators and to the public.
  • Inspect premises to assess the need for repairs and to ensure that climate and pest control issues are addressed.
  • Train and supervise curatorial, fiscal, technical, research, and clerical staff and volunteers or interns.
  • Negotiate and authorize the purchase, sale, exchange, or loan of collections.
  • Plan and conduct special research projects in areas of interest or expertise.

More work experience available on request

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