Biography of Donna Skinner
Donna Larson 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. She feels compelled to paint and draw living things. Her painting is inspired by the work of Egon Schiele, Chaim Soutine, Wayne Thiebaud, Miodrag Pešić and others.
Donna supports her painting habit with gainful employment in the field of computer graphic arts including digital media arts and website development for nonprofits and artists. The scope of her work includes development and management of websites, email campaigns, flyers, brochures, copywriting and related media relations.
Donna is a long-time member and past president of Soroptimist International of Long Beach, a service club for professional women whose mission is to enhance the status of women and girls at home and abroad. She lives in Huntington Beach with her husband, Frank, and their Golden Retriever, Sophie.
She has recently been awarded the status of Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Certified Associate in Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator.
MS – University of Oklahoma
BS – California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Art and Digital Arts – Zillions of units but no degree from the Coast Community Colleges (She is a believer in life-long learning!)
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