Donna was raised in Brookfield, Connecticut where her mother had a keen interest that her daughter had art talent. She encouraged her starting in high school, where Donna picked up a watercolor brush and since then has never dropped it. She studied at the State University of NY at New Paltz and finished a bachelors degree in graphic design at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. Now living in central mass, she continues to paint daily and her name has become popular in the area. The areas where she has exhibited are many including Gardner, Massachusetts at the Gala Gardner Artists show, Jaffrey, NH Art Center, Gill, Massachusetts art show, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Pawtucket annual shows. She has sold many paintings and won many awards which stem from New England to the West Coast in San Francisco.