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Donna knew she was an artist at an early age. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting, a friend encouraged her to take a watercolor class. Over time, watercolor became her favorite medium to paint in. Her watercolors have won many local and state awards, including "Best in Show" from Essex Watercolor Club for her portrait of children entitled "Afternoon Nap". The honor was followed by numerous portrait commissions. A recent portrait was chosen for the American Watercolor Society Show and the 2013 AWS traveling show.
Florals, especially roses, have always been one of her favorite subjects and where she has concentrated her talents for the last several years. She is drawn to a subject bathed in dramatic light and can portray the luminosity of a flower best with transparent watercolor.
Donna has been teaching watercolor classes in New Jersey for over ten years, to students from beginners to advanced.