Chavanne McDonald

Artist's Bio

A native of New Orleans, Chavanne Korbel McDonald spent her formative years in the city which is known for its rich artistic history.  Surrounded by a vibrant artist community growing up, along with the sprawling landscape of her current home in Mississippi, Chavanne's ability to capture the essence of colors and shapes is colorfully expressed in her mixed media paintings. 

After graduating high school from the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans, Chavanne received her bachelor of fine art degree from the University of Texas, before beginning her masters work in school counseling, art and play therapy.  While having spent the past eight years working at the Louisiana Children's Museum and the Mississippi Children's Museum, Chavanne has immensely enjoyed forging relationships with families across Louisiana and Mississippi.  Through spending time with others, Chavanne finds great inspiration for her work as an artist.

By coupling the cutout technique, similar to that of her favorite painter, Henri Matisse, along with color theory, Chavanne's portfolio is filled with pieces that are structured by shapes and anchored with whimsical use of color.  Often, her art is a "collaborative effort" with her toddler sons, who assist her in painting and naming her pieces.  

Married to Dr. Jay P.McDonald, they reside in the Jackson area with their two sons and two dogs.

CMC029 Bermuda Blues 19.5 x 42
CMC029 Bermuda Blues 19.5 x 42
CMC018 Beach Baby (3) 4 x 6 Mixed Media Collage
CMC018 Beach Baby (3) 4 x 6 Mixed Media Collage
CMC031 You Are My Sunshine 16 x 22 Mixed Media Collage
CMC031 You Are My Sunshine 16 x 22 Mixed Media Collage
CMC016 Bam 12 x 12 Mixed Media Collage
CMC016 Bam 12 x 12 Mixed Media Collage
CMC048 Pi 6 x 6 Watercolor on Canvas
CMC048 Pi 6 x 6 Watercolor on Canvas
CMC009 Sprinkles 20 x 16 Mixed Media Collage
CMC009 Sprinkles 20 x 16 Mixed Media Collage
CMC007 Dilly Dolly 20 x 16 Mixed Media Collage
CMC007 Dilly Dolly 20 x 16 Mixed Media Collage
CMC015 Alligator 12 x 12 Mixed Media Collage
CMC015 Alligator 12 x 12 Mixed Media Collage
CMC011 Cars, Trucks, and Things That Go 8.5 Diameter Mixed Media Collage
CMC011 Cars, Trucks, and Things That Go 8.5 Diameter Mixed Media Collage
CMC004 Tuttle 16 x 20 Mixed Media Collage
CMC004 Tuttle 16 x 20 Mixed Media Collage
CMC005 Buzz 16 x 20 Mixed Media Collage
CMC005 Buzz 16 x 20 Mixed Media Collage
CMC023 Hot Wheels 20 x 16 Mixed Media Collage
CMC023 Hot Wheels 20 x 16 Mixed Media Collage
CMC025 Bots 30 x 23 Mixed Media Collage
CMC025 Bots 30 x 23 Mixed Media Collage
CMC024 Reese's Pieces 30 x 23 Mixed Media Collage
CMC024 Reese's Pieces 30 x 23 Mixed Media Collage
CMC017 Lullaby 12 x 12 Mixed Media Collage
CMC017 Lullaby 12 x 12 Mixed Media Collage
CMC027 Lighting 30 x 23 Mixed Media Collage
CMC027 Lighting 30 x 23 Mixed Media Collage
CMC030 Beachy Keen 20 x 16 Mixed Media Collage
CMC030 Beachy Keen 20 x 16 Mixed Media Collage
CMC036 Funny Bunny 12 x 12 Mixed Media Collage
CMC036 Funny Bunny 12 x 12 Mixed Media Collage
CMC033 The Whole World in His Hands 8 Diameter Mixed Media Collage
CMC033 The Whole World in His Hands 8 Diameter Mixed Media Collage
CMC043 - CMC045 Green Flash 1 - 3  4 x 4 Watercolor on Canvas
CMC043 - CMC045 Green Flash 1 - 3 4 x 4 Watercolor on Canvas
CMC038 Blush and Bashful 12 x 12 Mixed Media Collage
CMC038 Blush and Bashful 12 x 12 Mixed Media Collage
CMC032 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (3) 8.5 Diameter Mixed Media Collage
CMC032 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (3) 8.5 Diameter Mixed Media Collage
CMC022 Legoland (3) 4 x 6 Mixed Media Collage
CMC022 Legoland (3) 4 x 6 Mixed Media Collage
CMC035 Monster Mash 17.5 x 6 Mixed Media Collage
CMC035 Monster Mash 17.5 x 6 Mixed Media Collage
CMC034 Gummies 20 x 9 Mixed Media Collage
CMC034 Gummies 20 x 9 Mixed Media Collage