Donna loves animals. She grew up helping in her dad’s animal hospital tending pets. Horses and dogs were her art subjects from the time she was young and Donna spent all the money she earned from babysitting to go to horse stables on weekends. In 1974 Donna and her husband moved to their 50 acre organic cow-calf farm south of Schomberg, Ontario. She has moved in 2017 to King City.
After retiring from teaching high school Computer Science in June of 2001, Donna started painting precise watercolour botanicals, progressed to bird subjects and farm life. She loved painting her own animals plus those of farming friends. For the most part she prefers animal “portraits”, close up head shots. As of 2013, Donna has converted to oil painting, a medium she loves.
Donna is a member of Kaleidoscope, a group of six York Region friends. She was previously the Treasurer of the Schomberg Horticultural Society for six years and the Treasurer of Botanical Artists of Canada for four years.
In 2017 she was represented in the prestigious Next2 at the Arts & Letters Club on Elm St in Toronto. 2014 and 2015 Donna showed in the “McMichael Autumn Art Show” in Kleinburg, and in many “Studio Tour King” and “Schomberg Street Gallery” shows.