“My oil paintings express the essence of a scene rather than photographic representation. The Impressionist Movement influences my use of color, both bold and subtle. Because of my illustration background, there is always a hint of a storyline in a painting. My art today is the synthesis of memory and emotion anchored to the land and water.”
Donna's childhood drawing and coloring evolved into a career as an illustrator. Using watermedia, pen, and ink, she crafted pictures for many children's fiction and educational books, with a little advertising on the side. Oil painting struck a chord with her when she and her family moved to Northeast Connecticut. Today, Donna paints evocative oil landscapes for her gallery patrons and commissioned portraits of children and pets. From Cashel Rock, Ireland, to all points of New England, the sense of place and roots permeates her work.