Born in Windsor, Ontario and now living in Calgary, Alberta, Donna is best known for her bold brushwork and impressionistic style. She has traveled to the U.S. to study with master painters such as Kim English, Jeffrey Watts and Carolyn Anderson over the last several years.
I enjoy oil paint as my medium because of it’s luminosity and slow drying quality which allows me to show movement. “I want my paintings to draw the viewer in as a participant with hints of background and unfinished areas. I think this makes for an interesting painting and has always been the basis of my work.”
Her paintings have won numerous awards and she has been featured in the American Art Collector and Canadian Brushstrokes magazines. Donna has exhibited in numerous juried exhibitions in Canada and the Unites States and her work can be found in the Calgary Flames Rotary House collection as well as private collections in Canada, United States, South America and Europe..
“Painting has become a passion and a wonderful necessity in my life. Since becoming a full time artist, I have unexpectedly discovered that painting provides me relief from almost daily migraines which I’ve had for over thirty years. I truly believe that I am doing what I was always mean to do and feel very blessed!” As a way of “paying it forward” she contributes a portion from the sale of her paintings to charity.
Donna is a Signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. She is currently represented by Art Connection Calgary, Alberta and Just Imajan Art Gallery, Cochrane, Alberta.