Donna knew she was an artist at an early age. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting, she worked as an illustrator using a variety of medium, including pen and ink, gouache and acrylic. She then took a watercolor class with a friend, and has been working in watercolor ever since.
Her watercolors have won many awards, including "Best in Show" from Essex Watercolor Club for her portrait of children entitled "Afternoon Nap", which was followed by many 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 several years. She is drawn to a subject bathed in dramatic light and can portray the luminosity of a flower best with transparent watercolor. Lately she has returned to some of the mediums she used years ago and has been combining them with her watercolors to create mixed watermedia works on paper.
Donna has been teaching watercolor classes in New Jersey for over fifteen years, to students from beginners to advanced.