Donna's passion for art has taken her from a 30-year award-winning career in commercial art, advertising, design and illustration to recently becoming a full time painter. Donna has earned local and national recognition, winning many fine art awards in solo and group exhibitions. Donna's work has been published in The Best of American Pastel Artists & Artisans, Volume 1, The Best of Colored Pencil and The Colored Pencil Signature Showcase.
Donna's realistic colored pencil, pastel and acrylic paintings are imagined, planned and executed in a representational, realistic style. The paintings are not a photographic moment in time but represent a unique artistic interpretation through observation.
I seek to provide a place for the viewer to find curiosity and appreciation for the process of creation.
“Creativity is harnessing universality and making it flow through your eyes.”
EXHIBITS Cardinal Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC Pastel Society of North Carolina, Theatre Art Galleries, High Point, NC Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Juried Show, Cary, NC Colored Pencil Society of America International Exhibition, Seattle, WA International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition, Dennis, MA Wayne County Art Association Juried Show, Goldsboro, NC Onslow Art Society Juried Art Show, Jacksonville, NC Associated Artists of Southport Juried Show, Southport, NC Pastel Society of North Carolina Juried Exhibition, Graham, NC Pastel Society of North Caroloina, Capehart Beck Upstairs Gallery, Blowing Rock, NC Sunflower Gallery and Studio, Wake Forest, NC CPSA Signature Members Show, Delray Beach, FL CPSA Experimental Exhibition, Stuart, FL CPSA/North Carolina District Chapter Member Show, Raleigh, NC
ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS Partner of New Bern ArtWorks & Company Charter and signature member of the CPSA (Colored Pencil Society of America) The Pastel Society of America The Pastel Society of North Carolina, The Twin Rivers Art Associations The Triangle Artist Guild The International Guild of Realism Craven Arts Council and Gallery, Inc., The Fine Arts League of Cary
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Fine Art At Baxters 323 Pollock Street New Bern, North Carolina 28560 252-634-9002 email@example.com Mon. - Fri. 10am to 6pm Sat. 10am to 5pm