folkartbydonna

Add a touch of old New England to your home décor.

Massachusetts, United States · 892 Sales

folkartbydonna

Add a touch of old New England to your home décor.

Massachusetts, United States 892 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(271)
Donna Atkins

Contact shop owner

Donna Atkins

A Woman's Work signed print by Donna Atkins
US$12.00
View all 93 items

About

"Any arbitrary turning along the way, and I would be elsewhere. I would be different."

That quote from Frances [Diane Lane] in Under the Tuscan Sun (one of my favorite movies) sums up how I feel about my art career. It was a chance lunch with a friend on a warm September day in 1994... a chance stroll through our town center... a chance encounter with a painting shop that led me to where I am today. Had any of those things not occurred, I would be elsewhere. I would be different.

Although I never took any lessons beyond that one night a week / 6 week beginner course that I signed up for that day, I was hooked. I painted furiously at home, which led to selling my work in craft fairs, and eventually, to where I am today.

I'm not sure where I'd be had there been "any arbitrary turning along the way," but I am so grateful that there wasn't. I think this path, for me, was meant to be.

(Thank you to my mom and dad, who came to ever craft fair I was ever in. Mom, you"oohed and aahed" over all the drawings I did as a child. Dad, how I wish I had some of the original 'pin-up girl' drawings that you created for the other GI's during WWII. You are both my heroes! I love you and miss you every day!)

I hope you all enjoy your visit to Etsy!

All my best,
Donna

Tweet
Shop members
  • Donna

    Owner

    Wannabe artist who paints her dreams...

Shop policies

Last updated on December 18, 2013

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal and all major credit cards through Direct Checkout.
Shipping
International friends, please convo me for shipping quotes.
Additional policies and FAQs
All artwork and designs in this shop are copyright Donna Atkins.