Donna grew up in northwest Washington and received an art degree from Seattle University. She has expanded her knowledge and talent by taking courses, workshops and hearing lectures from well-known and famous artists.
She is a member of Peninsula Art League, the Northwest Pastel Society, Pastel Society of America, Oil Painters of American and other national organizations.
She has been president of PAL and NWPS.
Donna has exhibited in local and nationwide shows and has received many awards and other accolades.
Donna paints in oil and pastels in her studio in Gig Harbor. She is also an oil painting instructor and sponsors workshops in her Gig Harbor Studio. She has taught workshops locally and in Europe for many years.