embryonic thought – an idea on the tip of the brain


Donna became interested in art at a young age and created her first pieces as a child. By the age of 10 she was haunting art museums, favoring modern art paintings. She continued to create art through high school.

Donna graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in philosophy. After graduation, she pursued a computer career and worked in that field for 12 years.

Travel to Italy and the purchase of a house re-ignited Donna's interest in art and created an interest in interior design. After 3+ years of intense study, Donna earned an M.S. in interior design from Drexel University. Her Master's Thesis was Practical Grace: The Functional Aesthetic of Everyday Interior Objects Created in the Scandinavian and Japanese Traditions.

When the time came to seek employment in the interior design field, Donna found herself soul-searching. She realized that what she enjoyed most while in school were her art classes. So, she decided to pursue painting full-time, working out of her studio in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

Donna lives with her husband, John. They share their lives with a dachshund-mix.

Photo by Julie Basello, True Story Photography