Donna Mitchell Pastels

"Theres nothing on this earth more precious than the people in our lives and the pets we adore. Capturing their faces and character in portrait painting gives me great joy."

Donna Mitchell began her artistic journey as a child, with a natural inclination to draw. She was born and resided in West Virginia, where she worked to develop her artistic abilities through dedicated self-study. In 1991, after moving to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, she studied portraiture at The Art Center School and Galleries under the instruction of established portrait and figure painter Karl Foster. Recently she studied under renowned portrait artist, Daniel E. Greene. Her subjects vary from portraits of people and pets to wildlife, still life and landscapes. Although she is a painter of diverse subjects, she is best known as a commissioned painter of people and animals, giving particular attention to detail and accuracy. She is realistic in style and her paintings are noted for their delicate yet bold beauty. She now enjoys teaching pastel painting classes and workshops at The Art Center School & Galleries, as well as working and teaching from her home studio. Donna has won numerous awards and has exhibited throughout many Eastern states. Donna welcomes commissions of your loved ones and will paint from life or from your good photographs.


She is a member of The Portrait Society of America; The Pastel Society of America; Art Center School & Galleries, Mechanicsburg, PA; Perry County Council of the Arts, Newport, PA; and the Valley Art Association, Hagerstown, MD; The Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle, PA; and The Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA.

Selected Shows, Awards and Honors

2008 Solo Show, Mansion House, Hagerstown, MD
2008 Inclusion in the Strathmore's Who's Who Publication
2008 Second Place Award, The Best of the Best Member Exhibit, Mansion House, Hagerstown, MD
2006 The Art Center School & Galleries Regional Juried Exhibition, Mechanicsburg, PA
2006 Rt 15 Byway of the Arts, Cathy Mabius Studio & Gallery, Summerdale, PA
2004 Instructor of the Year Award, The Art Center School & Galleries
2004 Solo Show, Perry County Council of the Arts Gallery, Newport, PA
2004 Solo Show, Mansion House Art Gallery, Hagerstown, MD
2002 Honorable Mentions (2), Sac's Gallery, Society of Arts & Crafts Competition, Montgomery, AL
2001 The Art Center School & Galleries Open Juried Exhibition, Mechanicsburg, PA
2001 Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Annual Cumberland Valley Exhibit, Juried, Hagerstown, MD
2001 Art at the Mill, Juried, Millwood, VA
1999 Best of Show Award, Valley Art Association, Hagerstown, MD
1997 Best of Show Award, 22nd Annual Exhibit of Shenandoah Valley Artists, Martinsburg, WV
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