Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Donna worked as a Nurse Manager for over 20 years before taking up painting as a hobby 14 years ago. Self-taught over that time, she now considers painting to be not just a means of relaxation and distraction, but also an indispensable outlet for her self-expression.
Donna works with acrylics on canvas, and often focuses on seascapes, boats and coastal scenes, as well as still-life images, landscapes and, on occasion, works of pure imagination.
Her paintings are displayed in a number of Nova Scotian galleries, and have been acquired by private collectors from across Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.
I have always been fascinated with the natural beauty of the sea and the rugged Maritime coastlines. I am moved to paint seascapes and coastal scenes in an effort to capture that glimpse of the ordinary that sparks your imagination – something serene or dramatic or beautiful that is just there, hiding in plain sight.