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Donna is a Canadian artist from the Greater Sudbury region of Northern Ontario.
During the early 1980’s Donna moved to BC then returned in 1985 to settle with her family in Sault Ste Marie Ontario.
Today her home is located in Southern Ontario just north of Toronto.
Throughout her life art has been a passion. She began painting at first in oils and then in her twenties she took a weekend watercolour workshop with Graham Scholes and everything changed. The unpredictability and challenge of watercolour captivated her interest and desire to explore the medium.
During the 1970's Donna began teaching elementary school and earned her B.A. and B. Ed including a Visual Arts Specialist along the way.
Family and career were foremost for many years and it wasn’t until another workshop in 2004 with artist Helga Flower which rekindled her desire to enter the art world once again.
Donna entered local art shows and juried art exhibitions. Her paintings won several awards over the years and many of her paintings are
displayed in homes around the world.
While living in Sault Ste Marie Donna was
an active member of the Algoma Art Society.
She served as its president for two years,
and was also a member of her home town art club in Onaping Falls.
She is currently a member of the Barrie Art Club
and participates in local art studio tours and exhibitions.
Donna has pursued new creative challenges
and techniques by taking workshops by
many well-known , established artists
throughout her career .
The playful and creative nature of the
variety of media used in these workshops
has provided her new and exciting
. Non representational art and
abstracted realism are genres which
are now part of
her creative direction.
Donna loves the freedom of
expression and the
challenges that come with it.
2023 Ivan Wheale Award
La Cloche Art Juried Art Show,
Whitefish Falls, On
2023 2nd place Mixed Media, La Cloche Art Juried Art Show,Whitefish Falls, On
2022 2nd place Mixed Media, La Cloche Art Juried Art Show,Whitefish Falls, On
2021 1st place people's choice award Barrie Art Club May monthly member's show
2021 1st place people's choice award Barrie Art Club April monthly member's show
2021 1st place people's choice award Barrie Art Club March monthly member's show
2021 1st place people's choice award Barrie Art Club September monthly member's show
2019 1st place people's choice award Barrie Art Club September monthly member's show
2008 1st place Watercolour, Cavalcade of Colour, Sudbury, On
2007 Katherine Burgman Memorial Award NOAA Juried Exhibition travelling across Northern Ontario for one year
2007 1st place Watercolour, Cavalcade of Colour,Sudbury,Ont