Donna began her art career in Kansas City in 1979. She moved to Wilmington, North Carolina in 1989 and currently lives in Beaufort, North Carolina.
Until 2002, Donna worked almost exclusively in watercolor and collage. A non-credit course in the French impressionists led to an interest in oils, which is her current focus.
"There is a special quality to the light of coastal North Carolina. I happen to live at a site where the creek meets the Intracoastal Waterway and there is no end to the possibilities for painting that light. The water, the marshes and the light hold endless fascination for me, here and on the Outer Banks. I most enjoy painting them 'en pleine air.'"