ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As a native Chicagoan, Donna grew up with a love for music and art, studied both, and at sixteen became one of the youngest performing musicians in Chicago.
She later put her career on hold to become a fulltime wife and mother. Her youngest, Erik, plays a major role in her memoir, but she also had a beautiful, disabled daughter named Lisa, and was equally proud to cheer her on as she competed in swimming, placing First in the 1975 Special Olympics.
After moving to Paris, Donna spent twelve exciting and fantastic years in a loving relationship with her “Parisian fancy man,” Pierre, while pursuing her second career as a full time artist/oil painter.
She is pleased to have been a founding member of the thriving Association d’artistes; “Les Seize Ange.” Among others, she presented two major exhibitions yearly for twelve consecutive years, and participated in the “Salon Des Indépendants” at Au Grand-Palais.
Donna was honored by presenting two solo exhibitions in the Université Sorbonne’s prestigious “Galerie Soufflot” with a much appreciated standing invitation to return for a third year. To this day, she remains artiste en permanance at the Paris art gallery, A la Palette d’Or.