Donna grew up in Washington, and resides in Gig Harbor, where she teaches classes and workshops. She graduated from Seattle University with an area major in Art. She is continually studying and taking workshops to improve and grow in painting. Oregon State University has collected her work for their permanent collection, and she is in several other private collections. Galleries in Washington and Oregon represent Donna.
She works mainly in oils and pastels, but is familiar with all types of mediums. She describes her work as contemporary impressionism and is a colorist. She hopes the viewer sees the energy and vitality that goes into each of her paintings. Every painting tells a story on its own and hopefully leaves a little mystery for the viewer to add his or her own story in the image.