I am a a third generation native of Northern California. I grew up on a farm in Santa Rosa that was rich with culture. What I remember most was the beauty of the seasons; fields of yellow mustards in the Spring, autumn colors in the Fall and the atmosphere of fog coming inland from the ocean. My mother was an artist and exposed me to the arts with art supplies, books and pictures of the Impressionist painters on the walls. I grew up inspiration by the beauty that was all around me and have lived here my entire life. I have the ocean, river, mountains, farm land, parks all within a few miles. I paint nearly everyday en plein air or in my studio. Inspiration is everywhere.
Donna studied painting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and graduated from the University of San Francisco. She spent a summer at LaRomita School of Art in Italy painting "en Plein air," (on location). Donna is a professional artist, juror and judge for art competitions. She earned signature membership in the American Impressionist society in 2007 and is a member of the California Art Club. She exhibits her work in galleries, juried exhibits, wineries and open studios. She is a thirty five year member in "Art Trails," a juried open studio program held in October Donna taught art at the Santa Rosa Junior College for 20 years and now teaches an occasional plein air workshop at her studio or a nearby winery.
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