Born and raised on an Alberta farm, Donna's art reveals the work ethic of her upbringing, which was, and remains, hard work; not being afraid of getting your hands dirty; and, enjoying what you are doing.
Donna began her professional career as a registered nurse before becoming a military wife and mother. She began to make art while raising two energetic sons and moving often throughout Canada and the United States. Donna has studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, the University of Manitoba and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA from the University of Ottawa.
Donna's preoccupation has been contradictions that exist between the beautiful and the ugly; the old and the new; the past, present and the future. Her techniques reveal a fascination for, and a love of, manipulating materials.
Donna's work has been featured in distinguished public and private galleries throughout Canada, including Open Space Gallery in Victoria, BC, Galerie St-Laurent + Hill, Ottawa ON. and Confederation Centre, Charlottetown, PEI.