Donna loved art even as a child, but never had the opportunity to paint until she retired from the University of Kentucky as a county extension agent. Donna has enrolled in numerous workshops taught by Mary Neely, Bill Fletcher, Quang Ho, Tom Bluemlein and others. Donna has immersed herself in her passion. She is also influenced by Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Cassatt, Pissarro, Cezanne, and others such as Van Gogh, Gauguin, Corot, Millet, and Sargent.
She paints from her own photographs to create impressionistic but representative art. She has traveled throughout France and Italy painting and photographing the countryside. Donna also accepts commissioned work. Donna is a juried member in the Kentucky Guild of Artists, Gathering Artists, Plein Air Artists of Central Kentucky, Lexington Camera Club and Kentucky Women Photographers.