About the Artist

Donna resides in Olympia, Washington.

She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1994. Since then she has worked in various fields but has been consistently commissioned to create pencil portraits of pets, family members, landscapes, and several oil painting as well. Due to the positive feedback she has received on her works and clients encouragement, she has become a full time artist. She is currently working on several pieces that will be entered into art competitions across the country. These works will be displayed in the Gallery. She is also working on gallery exhibits and we will post dates and locations for those who would like to view her works in person.

Artist statement:
“My biggest concern while creating each art work is to please the client and the viewer. I take extreme care to duplicate the image of the person/s or animal while capturing the personality and character. I also take it a little further to put a personal style to the drawing so that it doesn’t take on the look of a photograph. I personally feel that if you wanted a drawing to look exactly like a photograph you would have just framed the photograph and put it on the wall. My personal style is to soften the subject matter, give it a peaceful glow. I want the finished product to be an image you want to look at over and over again.

I also design the layout of the drawing with the understanding that it will be displayed in someone’s home. It is my desire to make the layout interesting in a decorative sense. It is in my nature to be a people pleaser so I encourage constructive criticism. I am thankful that you have taken the time to look at my site. I hope to work with you in the future. Peace to all!”