Donna Jensen Burke - Biography
Donna has split her time over the years between Mendocino, CA. and Los Altos, CA. She is a retired physical therapist and an enthusiastic artist who loves painting life. Her exposure to the Mendocino Village charm and ruggedness of the North Coast has inspired her work capturing impressions in oil and, in more recent years, pastel, seeking to intensify color harmonies.
Her goal is to establish that emotional connection which sparks a memory between the painting and the viewer, a time, a place, a desire, a mood, to be savored over and over.
Donna is a member of the Portrait Society of America, the Mendocino Art Center and has painted with the Plein Air Painters of Mendocino and the Portrait Guild. She has been a contributing artist annually to Winesong!, a fundraiser for the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation, and involved in many Rotary Auctions. Her paintings are in collections around the word.