About the Artist

Donna, a California native, grew up in Sun Valley. Her initial interest in art was sparked in the early 1960's when her mother brought home a small set of oils for them to try together; she loved it and has been painting ever since.

Donna's innate talent shines through as she is basically self-taught. She enjoys attending art festivals and visiting with other artists, discussing techniques, media, inspiration and style. In addition to attending workshops through the years, she is currently attending classes with Jo Gayle Gerner, a well-known artist in the Antelope Valley.

"Donna's Home Gallery" was created by Donna in 1983, and in its first three years of business she sold many paintings through her creative home parties. Her work has also been displayed and enjoyed at various festivals and exhibits. Since retiring from Lockheed-Martin in 2008, she's been able to more fully pursue her passion to paint.

Donna's medium of choice is primarily oils, but she also paints in water colors as well. She prefers realism over contemporary or impressionistic art, but she is not limited to any particular genre and paints what inspires her personally and what she feels others would enjoy.

Currently she is a member of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association and the Lakes and Valleys Art Guild. She is a past member of the Burbank Art Association, the A.V. Allied Arts Association, and the Palmdale Playhouse Art Group.