Biography of Donna Skinner
Donna Skinner left her full-time career in social services after 22 years with Volunteers of America of Los Angeles to travel and to pursue her life-long interest in art. Since that time, she has worked and studied art and art history in the United States, Europe, South America, and Scandinavia. She accepted her first commission in Como, Italy.
Donna supports her painting habit with gainful employment in the field of computer graphic arts including digital media arts for nonprofits and artists. She is a long-time member and past president of Soroptimist of Long Beach, a volunteer service organization for professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls. She serves on the Board of Directors for DemoChicks, a non-profit organization that empowers and enlightens young women by opening pathways to nontraditional careers in architecture, construction, and engineering (ACE) fields.
Donna has an MS from the University of Oklahoma and a BS from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. A believer in life-long learning, she has taken zillions of units in fine art and digital arts from the Coast Community Colleges.
She lives in Huntington Beach with her husband, Frank, and their Golden Retriever, Sophie.
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