folkartbydonna

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

Boston, Massachusetts On Etsy since 2007

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folkartbydonna

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

Boston, Massachusetts | 1,358 Sales

Announcement    Offering a collection of Primitive Folk Art, Farmhouse, Country, and Cottage décor!
My daughter's vintage/retro style art can be found at amandaatkins.etsy.com

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Last updated on Sep 21, 2017

Offering a collection of Primitive Folk Art, Farmhouse, Country, and Cottage décor!
My daughter's vintage/retro style art can be found at amandaatkins.etsy.com

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Donna Atkins

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Donna Atkins

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About folkartbydonna

Sales 1,358
On Etsy since 2007

"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

Shop members

  • Donna

    Owner

    Wannabe artist who paints her dreams...

Production partners

  • Penny Lane Publishing

    New Carlisle, OH

    Penny Lane publishes and prints my artwork on high quality paper.

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Last updated on September 29, 2017

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All artwork and designs in this shop are copyright Donna Atkins.