“I was raised in New England and summered at Cape Cod; this is where my love for the coastal waters began. The scenes which speak to me, emotionally, relate mainly to these coastal waters and shorelines where I have lived both on the Atlantic and the Pacific my entire life.
My creative soul has always been rejuvenated by the Coastal Waters. Its strength and energy have been my inspiration for my works of art. I use color to evoke an emotional response not only by the viewers but by myself while in the creative process. Some viewers speak of memories recalled while others see serene places to transport themselves. All experiences seem to enrich our lives and lift our hearts if even for only “a moment in time”.”
Donna Carver was raised in New England. Her formal education was from the east coast. She moved to California one year after finishing nursing school. She also earned two advanced degrees from California State University, Northridge. The focus was in Medical Sociology and Public Health.
She only started her formal art education after retiring from teaching at the University level for fourteen years. Most of her art education was from studying in workshops setting with nationally recognized artists such as Phyllis Doyon, Julia Ayers, Michael McCabe, Robert Burridge, Sui Zimmerman, and Dan Welden. In this short time she has had seven Solo Shows; been in more than 12 juried shows a year; and over 50 Selected Group Shows. She has been a juried Artist on Prescott’s Artists Studio Tour since 2014. She has been juried into Arizona Print Group, having only 35 members in the State of Arizona. Her work was selected by Rotary International Club of Morro Bay for a Goodwill Trip helping the tsunami recovery efforts, because “it truly depicted the beauty of Morro Bay”. She has also had her art at the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington, in support of the North West Furniture Bank’s Fundraiser. In 2014 she curated and participated in the first Southwest Fine Art Printmakers Show which was held at Mountain Artists Gallery. She also has been an Art Jury in multiple diverse Art Shows and Festivals.
She was a west coast artist, but in 2011 she moved to Prescott, Arizona. Her art has been sold to collectors throughout the United States, from Gig Harbor, WA to New York City, NY. Her mediums of choice are Fine Art Printmaking which includes Monotype, drypoint etching, Chine Colle’and Solar Etching. She also paints in Acrylic and does Mixed Media on Canvas and Paper. You may see her works of art by visiting her website at: www.donnacarver.com ; www.Inkspotsventura.blogspot.com; www.Cutterspointuptown.com www.pinterest.com/donnacarver fine art and http://www.mountainartistsguild.org/membership
She has served on three art BOD’s: Buenaventura Art Association in Ventura, CA;Peninsula Art League (PAL) in WA. and Mountain Artists Guild in Prescott, AZ.. She was Coordinator of PAL’s Art Sales Tent at the 26th Annual Gig Harbor Juried Art Festival. And was the Art Representative on Gig Harbor’s Boys & Girls Clubs BOD. Before leaving Gig Harbor she collaborated with her doctor and opened The New Art Space Gallery at Backbone, it is only Solo Art Gallery in Gig Harbor, which is the second gallery she has co opened and curated the first yearly shows for each. It features only Peninsula Art League Artists.
Donna has had Solo exhibits of her art at: Buenaventura’s Harbor Village Gallery in Ventura, CA. The Art Space at La Marge in Ventura, CA.; “The Living Room Gallery” at Cutters Point Uptown and at Kimball Gallery both in Gig Harbor, WA., The New Art Space Gallery at Backbone in Gig Harbor, WA. “Tis Gallery” Prescott AZ. And The Local.
She was chosen to be the Featured American Artist in 2018 International Voila Tour “The French Connection” Art Exhibition.
Presently she is showing her work at Mountain Artists Guild and Gallery; ‘Tis Fine Art Gallery, the Raven, and the Local all in Prescott, Arizona. She was chosen to represent America in the 2018 Voila Tour two person, American andFrench Artists International Show in Prescott, AZ