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In the beginning …

Donna is a life-long resident of the Kansas City area.  She describes herself as “one of those kids that stared at the sky and found faces, animals, and a myriad of other images in clouds and on the face of the moon”.  Over the years her love of music, dance, poetry, fine art, photography, crafts, and virtually anything creative has led her in many directions. She has engineered recording sessions, engaged in dance lessons, written poetry, studied photography, and indulged in a variety of crafts.

In 2008, Donna retired from Federal Civil Service and enrolled in a Multi-Media studies program at the Kansas City Art Institute.  She quickly realized that Photoshop provided her an avenue of creative expression and began her journey into digital art/enhanced photography. Donna believes it was her destiny to become an artist. Since completing her studies, she has focused on her award-winning digital art, as well as acrylic/oil painting, and handmade jewelry. Donna’s collectors reside both locally and throughout the midwest region.

Awards:

Second Place, Summit Art Exhibit, Lee’s Summit, MO for “Sounds of Sunset”, Jan 2017
First Place, Raytown Artists’ Assn Invitational, Raytown, MO for “Beauty Beneath The Sea”, Aug 2014
Third Place, Raytown Artists’ Assn Invitational, Raytown, MO for “Liberty”, Aug 2013
Honorable Mention, Raytown Artists’ Assn Invitational, Raytown, MO for “Reflections”, Aug 2013
Frist Place, Buttonwood Art Space, KCMO for “The Trolley”, Sep 2012

Exhibits (Juried):
“Celebrate Summit Art”, GOT Art Gallery, Lee’s Summit, MO, Jan-Feb 2015
St. Luke’s Health System East, Lee’s Summit, MO – permanent display
“Splash”, GOT Art Gallery, Lee’s Summit, MO, Apr 25-May 17, 2014
“The End of the World As We Know It”, Buttonwood Art Space, KCMO, Dec 3, 2012-Jan 25, 2013
“Kansas City Seen”, Buttonwood Art Space, KCMO, Aug 3-Sep 28, 2012

Exhibits (Non-Juried):
Blue Springs Art League Fine Art Show, Mar 2015
Student Art Shows, GOT Art Gallery, Lee’s Summit, MO, Jan 2015 – 2017
Elliott Place, Raytown, MO, May 2016
Raytown, MO area businesses to include Raytown Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Bank, Raytown City Hall, Westridge Gardens, Elliot Place, and Doughboy’s

Press:
Staff Writer, “First Friday Show Portrays Kansas City As Seen By Its Artists”, Midtown KC Post, Sep 6, 2012 (“The Trolley”)

Private collections:
Midwest City, Choctaw, Kingston, and Chandler, OK;  Joplin, Kansas City, Independence, and Raytown, MO;  Overland Park, KS;  Greenville, TX

Affiliations:
Raytown Artist’s Association, Raytown, MO;  Summit Art, Lee’s Summit, MO