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Donna Wood was born and grew up in Holliston, Massachusetts.  She spent her summers going to a YWCA camp, and enjoyed swimming, sailing and golf.  She always enjoyed working with young children, so she pursued a degree in Elementary Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus.  One summer job between her sophomore and junior year took her to Camp Wono in Brewster, MA, where she taught swimming and arts & crafts.
After teaching first grade for a year, she was married in 1972.  She and her husband, Ed, now have two grown children.  She stayed at home with both of them until they were in school full days and then went back to teaching.  The growing years with the kids took them to Cumberland, Rhode Island; Vac, Hungary; Muskogee, Oklahoma; Vienna, West Virginia, and every summer back to their cottage on Province Lake in New Hampshire.
While teaching kindergarten in West Virginia, she became involved with the West Virginia Early Childhood Association.  Ultimately, she was elected to represent West Virginia in the Southern Early Childhood Association.  As a teacher, she was interested in bringing the arts into her classroom.  Many local artists did demos on painting still lifes and sculpting.  She, also, was a docent for a small gallery in Parkersburg, West Virginia. 
When her husband took early retirement, they decided to spend 6 months in New Mexico and 6 months in New Hampshire.  She pursued her love of art and signed up for a watercolor class.  Now she paints with two groups of artists in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the Essentialists and the Teacup Garden Artists.  Her summers are spent in New Hampshire.   

In the Summer of 2004 while in New Hampshire, she met Fay Lee and they began painting together in a room at their church.  They became friends and have been painting together since that time whenever she is in NH.  It was decided that one afternoon each week wasn't enough painting time, or visiting time, so in 2007, they increased their painting time to 2 afternoons each week.  They work well together, critiquing each other's work and giving positive suggestions and encouragement.  Donna may be contacted at (click here to email)


Southern New Mexico Watercolor Society's Fall Miniature Show - October 2005
Southwest Environmental Center's Gallery  "Uses of Water" - February 2006
Southern New Mexico Watercolor Society's Spring Floral Show  -  May 2006
The Essentialist (painting group)  Exhibit at Unravel (Yarn Shop) - Nov-Dec 2006
The Essentialist Exhibit at the Rio Grande Theatre  January 2007
Southwest Watercolor Society's Miniature Show   January 2007
Her art is in collections in New Mexico, New Hampshire, South Dakota and Florida.
She is a member of the Southwest Watercolor Society, Southern Chapter.  The two groups I paint with are called the Teacup Garden Artists and the Essentialists.

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