My personal background is one of wide open spaces with abundant flora and fauna. Much of my work is focused on natural resources, environmental critique, and roles of women in society. Some might label it eco-feminism. Studies of Mexican art history coupled with many years living in the Southwest have also contributed to my appreciation for Mexican art and culture.
“Lovebirds” is inspired by the wild flocks of peach-faced lovebirds that have established themselves around the Valley, some lured by residents’ plantings of sunflowers.
“Roadtrips & Wildflowers” is one in a series featuring indigenous plants that may be found along the roadsides after seasonal rains.
“El Guy-Oh” is a story of dating and romance, employing animals as metaphors in much the same manner as Aesop.
Born in Texas and raised in Alaska, Donna holds a BFA in Fine Art Printmaking and a Masters in Design, both from Arizona State University. She has taught drawing and design at ASU, as well as drawing, design, and printmaking at Glendale Community College. She has participated in numerous group and solo shows at the local and national level. Donna lives and works in a quaint 1931 cottage with her three cats in a historic district of downtown Phoenix. Her hobbies include jewelry making and taking road trips around the Southwest.