Artist Biography

An Artist for more than 35 years, Donnelle currently teaches several times a year at the Cultural Art Alliance Bayou Arts Center, in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Donnelle was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and later moved to Birmingham, AL where she raised a family, helped run the family business and painted at a teaching art gallery. She later gained ownership of the gallery and renamed it Gallery 3. She taught art there for five years exhibiting her own work alongside that of her students. She moved to her home in Seagrove Beach, FL in 2003. Presently, Donnelle lives in Seacrest FL along CR 30A and paints daily at her “Seabreeze Studio”.

Artist Statement

My creative expression is my paintings. I consider myself an Intuitive abstract painter that loves texture and often adds collage papers for interest. As I create my art, I seek for each painting to obtain a voice of its own. My artwork features contemporary compositions and content. I use Goldens’ rich acrylic paints, Caran d’Ache crayons, oil pastels and inks. I build my texture in my underpainting with professional brand gesso, molding paste, papers and layers of paint. I like to do a fast sketch and start to painting with the add and take away method expecting the unexpected. I use my hands and a cloth to add the finishing touches to transform the surface of my work. I love to paint and I want those that view my paintings to feel the passion and love that I put into my artwork. I thank God for blessing me with a talented and curious mind and for filling my heart, at a young age, with a love for drawing and painting.


2019 CAA Foster Gallery Grand Blvd. Spring & Summer

2019 CAA Foster Ruskin Art Colony, Seaside, FL Spring & Summer

2018 CAA Foster Gallery Grand Blvd. & Foster Ruskin Art Colony , Seaside, FL

2018 EastEnd30A Gallery, Inlet Beach, FL.

2017 May 8-Sept 5,  CAA Foster Gallery Juried Summer Exhibit

2017 April 2-24, New York Art Exhibit

2016  CAA Foster Gallery Juried Exhibits. Spring,Summer,Fall

2015  Sept 18-Dec 11, 2015 CAA “Celebrate the Masters”

2014 April 4 – May 31, 2014 TOP OF CLASS 4th CAA Juried Show, “Award Honorable mention”

2013 April 5 – May 31, 2013 Top of the Class 3rd   CAA Juried Show

2013 Jan 25 – Mar 17 ,2013 A+ Art Abstraction: “An Adventure into the Imagination”

2012 October-Dec 2012 Top of the Class 2nd Juried Exhibition by Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton Co., FL




Donnelle’s Art Studio @Seabreeze


Artists of
(CAA)Cultural Art Alliance of Walton Co., FL
Women’s Art Network (WAN), Florida
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, Destin FL
Ocean Springs Art Association
Gallery : DHGIA..COM


Seabreeze Studio
phone: (850) 231-1256

ARTWORK: Acrylic/Mixed Media