Wendy began painting in 2011 – her works were immediately popular with local, national and international buyers. She found a ready market for her work in the resort city of Annecy, France (a short drive to Geneva, Switzerland).
Taking her inspiration from a childhood in Canberra, world travel, Impressionist and Post Impressionist painters, her style has been described as “Sergeant Peppers meets the French Masters for a picnic.” Nadine Prisset – Gallery owner Annecy, France. Her popular works are known for their vibrant colours and can be seen in business establishments and homes across Australia and with European collectors in France , Switzerland and the U.S.
In July 2013 Wendy left her corporate PR job and began pursuing her art as a fulltime practice. She travelled to France in October 2013 and found a ready market and for her work in the city of Annecy where she completed exhibiting The Art of Wendy Donellan In France in June and July 2014. The exhibition was a stunning success with works sold to Swiss and French art collectors (including Martine Russet) as well as some Australian online buyers.
On October 22, 2016 Wendy adopted the use of her brand – E.R. Stein using her middle name (Elizabeth), Grandmother’s name (Ruth) and the name of her Great Grandmother (Stein) in recognition of her Jewish heritage and in preparation for further expansion into the U.S. market. The triangle at the base of the brand echoes the Star of David and is also the symbol for Water.
Elizabeth (E. R. Stein) now practices from her home studio in Waterworks Road Ashgrove.