Guest Artist Donna Pape

Our Guest Artist for the month of November is oil painter Donna Pape.  Donna has been painting since her teens, and began winning awards while still in high school.  She has studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and the Art Institute of Chicago.  After obtaining a Graphic Arts Certificate from the College of DuPage, she worked in that field for several years.  Since retiring and moving to Florida, she has been enjoying classes at the Visual Arts Center.  Donna paints happy memories of her travels, and also paints Florida scenes, hoping to help others bring a happy memory of their Florida vacation home with them.  She looks for shadows, colors, and reflections she can incorporate into the painting to enhance the composition and make the painting more dramatic.  Donna finds her reward in painting when people choose to have her work in their home.