Donna tells us her grandmother was an artist and teacher in the early 20th century in Hartford. She started my instruction with Marjorie House, a local artist, when I was 7 years old. She sent me to private teachers during my school years. Later I majored in Art at UCONN and took many private seminars, classes and instruction." She pursued her art, receiving many awards, and a corporate career which included, among other positions, being a manager, a licensed health care assistant for the mentally disabled and a veterinarian assistant.
In 1992 she gave up painting because of health issues and corporate responsibilities. Becoming totally disabled in 2005 did not stop Donna. She now pursues her passion for art and antiques. She opened her Etsy shops, Widgets and Whatsus and Beauty is...Art Studio in 2009 combing both of her loves. You can see her passion in her painting of the Hummingbird and the beautiful Antique French Bon Bon dish.
With a big heart and a true love for all animals, Donna is an advocate f or rescuing and fostering dogs, cats and other furry friends. As she says “I am also passionate about respect for nature and humanity. My fur-Baby Punky is my little boy kitty and I foster 13 outside cats and 5 raccoons.” We did say dogs, cats and “other furry friends.”
Besides her love for animals and her Etsy shop we asked Donna what she does in her “spare” time. She said I love crocheting, photography, gardening, decorating, antique/vintage collecting, Estate Sales, and graphic design.” As we said earlier Donna is very diverse and interesting. Take a look in her shops and you will take a journey through time and see the inspirations that drive Donna’s passions.
She wanted us to leave you with something that her mom used to tell her. “Always leave each person in your life with a feeling of being special. You may not get another chance.” We know that is how she makes each of us feel on the TAGT Team. And that same feeling comes through to her clients.