Donna’s interest in wildlife and art started in her childhood. She started drawing horses and cowboys at age seven and at the age of sixteen sold her first pencil drawing out of a gallery in Folsom, California. She won several awards before she reached adulthood. As a young adult she was asked to do illustrations for Outdoor California and began to sell her work to the public. Unfortunately, life got in the way of her pursuit of art and she was forced to put her artwork aside.
Now resuming her passion to paint she has started entering local and international art shows and contests for which she has received several awards. Donna is best known for her detailed pastel paintings of animals both domestic and wild and for her western lifestyle paintings. She has done numerous commissioned pieces.
Donna resides in the foothills of Northern California with her husband and is surrounded by 5700 acres of ranchland and wildlife.
2020 Juried Shows
Rocklin Fine Arts -1st and 2nd places
2019 Juried Shows
The Phippen Museum 45th Annual Western Art Show & Sale – 3rd place
Elk Grove Fine Arts International Show – 2nd place
Rocklin Fine Arts Show – 1st place
Sacramento State Fair – Award of Excellence and Award of Merit
2018 Juried Shows
Draft Horse Classic – 1st & 3rd place
Nevada County Fair – Best of Division
Rocklin Fine Arts – 1st place
Elk Grove – 1st place
Elk Grove Art of Excellence – 2nd and People’s Choice
Sacramento Fine Arts International Show “Animal House” – 3rd place
2017 Juried Shows
Yuba Sutter Fair – Best in Show & 1st place
Pioneer Arts Show – Best in Show
Placer Artists League – 1st place
Rocklin Fine Arts – 1st and 2nd