is a native of California and began drawing at the age of ten.
As a latchkey kid, she came home from school and sketched her pets, the
rooms and just about anything instead of doing homework.
She studied the dresses in Katy Keene comic books before she could hardly
read and submitted her own designs, some of which appeared in the comic.
Donna always wanted to be a fashion designer and made doll clothes from
satins, lace and furs. Instead of pursuing design, at the insistence of her
family she studied business to prepare for the real world.
While attending Valley College she took classes in Life Drawing and later
took a few classes at Los Angeles Art Center and the California Art Institute.
Her appreciation of art and love of drawing have been lifelong passions.
vintage drawings were inspired while working in the motion picture industry as
an executive secretary behind the scenes for studio heads, celebrities and
well-known writers and directors. Designers
Edith Head and Jean Louis influenced their flair.
Donna always felt the thrill of the glamour that is Hollywood. Her childhood dream of designing clothes for the stars
remained a dream. Now all these
years later she has resurrected her original drawings from the 50’s and
60’s, and has created a hand painted card line and framed images for others to
enjoy. The first showing of “the
girls” was in a park Arts and Crafts show; all of the sketches and cards were
ink on parchment. Many customers
and friends suggested color be added and thus, with watercolor and glitter the
girls were born anew with a life of their own.
paintings of models and shoes have appeared on the sets in the film, “Legally
Blonde 2.” Credit was also given
to the artist in the July 2003 issue of Architectural Digest.
When she has the time, Donna indulges her love of architecture by
sketching house portraits. The
chandelier cards are currently sold in MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) Gift
note from the artist: “I have
been told that I have a gift. It
must be that because it comes from someplace I personally could not access alone.
I believe this gift is the same as that gift which gives me inspiration and
that gives me life itself. Just knowing that I
(my gift) can create something that others appreciate and makes
them smile, makes me truly happy.”
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