Ortense Blue is the artist name of Singer/Songwriter Donna Maria Bottomley.
She studied visual & performing arts, creative writing, and singing/songwriting – the latter at Leeds College of Music, and has been involved in songwriting collaborations since 2013. She has co-written with several artists and writers, including Michael Garvin, writer of George Benson’s ‘Never give up on a good thing’ and Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Waiting for tonight’. She has also had songs commended in the UK Songwriting Contest and had two songs played by BBC Introducing in both Leeds, and Shropshire where she was described as a “folky goldfrapp”.
Her debut EP ‘safe to make a sound’ was released on 22nd September 2017