Donna is a lifelong resident of Vashon
Island, Washington, where, with her husband Stan, she
raised two daughters. She is a self taught artist. She
is also an accomplished quilter.
Color and texture have always drawn her
attention whether it is the color and texture of
fabrics, the paint peeling off an old car or the visual
and tactile qualities of a flower petal from her garden.
Donna is a very detail oriented person... working with
transparent watercolor she carefully layers each color
to develop the depth and luminosity of her subjects. It
takes approximately two weeks to do one painting.
A wide range of subjects have sparked
Donnaís imagination. Old cars are a favorite. "They have
so much character! One always wonders where itís been
and what roads it has traveled." The flowers from her
garden are always an inspiration or capturing the
personality of a child or family pet in a portrait.
Her two Jack Russell Terriers Nelson, Niles and Dixie are
frequent subject matter.