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I am a professional artist and art coach who specializes in producing imaginative watercolor and acrylic paintings that add artistic style and value to settings in homes, hospitals, and offices.


Education:B.A., University of Texas at Austin

Art Studies at:
University of California, San Diego
New Orleans Academy of Art
The Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA
San Antonio Art Institute

Signature member of the Nevada Watercolor Society. Winner of
1999 Las Vegas Art Museum sculpture competition.

In my eye-catching impressionist paintings, I use a happy interpretation of design and color that creates a bridge between reality and imagination.  Bold hues and calm neutrals combine for a resonating color vibration.
My original paintings are done in up to 8 stages, and my colors are mixed using an average of 23 color hues.


ARTIST BIO

Rona Barrett and Donna at a charity bash in the Santa Ynez wine country.
This is the 48 " x 48" painting owned by the La Jolla Library and displayed in the Children's reading section. 

The last time I was in La Jolla, I dropped by the library.  There were children sitting with their mothers on the floor, copying the painting.  What a sight!  I loved it!
"Discovery"
Painting watercolor beach sketches on Catalina Island, California
Getting inspiration for a waterfall series in the Japanese Garden at the Dallas Arboretum.
"Greater Tuna" stage mural for Fredericksburg Theater Company's production

It was 12" tall x 24" wide, counting all the entrances for the quick changes by the actors
"Tuna" playwright Jaston Williams and yours truly at the opening.  He loved the set!