About The Artist

Fine art Artist Donna Miller-Haggerty

My mother often said that as a youngster I preferred to draw pictures in the sandbox while my peers were running in the playground. When I was a pre-teen, she nurtured my calling by enrolling me into oil painting classes. I remember looking forward to Saturdays where I covered my clothes with more paint than the canvas. Those lessons gave me a foundation in color theory, oil mixing and how to use lights and darks to create depth. 


I grew up in West Los Angeles and then later moved to the Bay Area where I obtained a Liberal Studies degree in Art and Education from JFK University. During those years  I augmented my income entertaining children as a clown magician and face painter. Learning to paint quickly on moving targets later  prepared me for years of teaching;

from pre-school through adults, I've enjoyed sharing my passion and knowledge of art.

   

As a mixed media artist, I enjoy exploring various art materials and new ways to use them. My current home in Palm Desert has opened up a whole new approach to my work, which I would categorize as Eclectic Impressionism. I strive to make artwork that is an expression of me rather than an exact duplicate of what I see.


              Oil Painting done at age 12.

              Oil Painting done at age 12.

Oil Painting done at age 12.

Bridge Over Troubled Water; Mixed Media Painting

Awards and Ribbons

  2020 NATIONAL CITRASOLV  FALLing into Art Contest

2nd Place Winner:  ISTHMUS; mixed media collage

Honorable Mention: BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER; mixed media collage



 COACHELLA  VALLEY WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

2020 Emerging Artist Award: RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING; watercolor 


2020 RIVERSIDE COUNTY DATE FESTIVAL

2nd Place Ribbon: ISLAND GIRL; watercolor & collage

2nd Place Ribbon: RAIN DOWN ON ME; watercolor 


2019 RIVERSIDE COUNTY DATE FESTIVAL

Honorable Mention Ribbon: WILDFIRE POPPIES; mixed media collage

Honorable Mention Ribbon:  BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER; mixed media collage

 
2018 RIVERSIDE COUNTY DATE FESTIVAL 

2nd Place Ribbon: THREE MAGNOLIAS; mixed media collage

3rd Place Ribbon: SEA OF LIFE; mixed media collage

Honorable Mention Ribbon: HUMMMING BIRD; mixed media collage










Files coming soon.

Judged and Juried Shows

  

 MARKS ART CENTER, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA.

2020 Exhibit: Vision - A Gathering of Elders

 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS & WILDFIRE POPPIES


THREE SQUARE ART GALLERY,  Fort Collins, CO.

2018 Landscape Exhibit, MOONSTONE MOUNTAINS


THREE SQUARE ART GALLERY,  Fort Collins, CO.

2017 Color Exhibit, FLAME 




Files coming soon.

Recent Art Exhibits

MOONSTONE MOUNTAINS

Exhibited in the 2020 Creative Expression show; Artist Council Show at UCR Palm Desert. CA.


ROCKY ROAD, RESTING PLACE & OPEN DOOR

Exhibited in store and online Artist Gallery at Fortune Emporium, Livermore, CA.