Each painting is an accumulation of all the classes, books, workshops, experiments,
successes and failures…thirty years of two steps forward, one step back in a never-
ending journey down many paths.
I have painted with watercolor, acrylic and oil as well as with hand-painted papers in
mixed-media collage. I have painted representationally and abstractly. I have also worked
on mixed media collage with hand-painted papers. Each collage is a puzzle from start to
The focus is always on creating a pleasing, unified painting using the elements of art and
good design principles. I know I have found a starting point when I see something that
catches my eye, or if an idea about color, shape or line pops into my head and it wants to
be a painting or collage.
Jewelry design is based on the same principles and not coincidentally you’ll see many
similarities in my paintings and jewelry. Forging, shaping and joining requires the same
eye as painting.
Whether moving paint, metal or paper, I’m happy as long as I am learning and creating.
DONNA H. BARON
DONNA BARON STUDIOS