• Bio

    Donna began her professional art career in painting at Georgia State University, but finished her M.F.A. degree in sculpture, creating numerous temporary art installations, large scale public sculptures, and private commissions in the Atlanta, Georgia area before moving to Montgomery, Alabama in 2004. In recent years, she has been exploring encaustic painting, often using more dimensional techniques with this art medium, as well as continuing to create smaller scale ceramic sculptures.

    Her work has been shown in regional and national juried exhibitions, receiving awards in several Alabama shows. Internationally she has exhibited in Mexico, Argentina, and in 7 major cities in Germany, where her sculpture installation was shown as part of a juried Olympic exhibition in 1996. Her large ceramic and mosaic mural at the Southwest Art Center in Atlanta was featured in Sculpture Magazine in 2001. Donna was part of a team re-designing the ARTWORKS children's area at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, creating a large neon and fiber optics light wall sculpture there. She has also enjoyed creating meditative spaces for gardens, medical centers, churches, and outdoor environments.

    Understanding the critical importance of the arts in education, Donna has designed arts lessons and taught visual art classes for other 35 years, working with both children and adults in a variety of public and private settings. While employed for 12 years at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts as Assistant Curator of Education, she created studio classes and outreach programs in the community. After retiring from the Museum in 2016, she worked with the Alabama Arts Alliance, developing arts integrated lessons and workshops for teachers around the state until moving to Asheville in 2022.

    Donna was born in California, raised mostly in Texas, and currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Texas, her M.A. degree from Stanford University, and her M.F.A. degree from Georgia State University.