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Donna Lee Nyzio

Donna is a representational oil painter living and painting in the coastal town of Beaufort, NC. In 2016, she was determined that life is too short not to paint. So she cleared her schedule and began to focus on the study of painting with emphasis on coastal subjects around Beaufort. “I enjoy simplifying complex designs into simple patterns and shapes, hoping to create a moment in time that seems to last forever but could also disappear in an instant.”

En Plein Aire and in the studio, Donna paints the roadways and seascapes along the Atlantic coastline. She holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon but appreciates the teachings and advice from professional artists through workshops, books, and videos. A Signature Member of American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA), American Women Artists, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, she exhibits nationally to include the Maritime Gallery of The Mystic Seaport Museum, the NC Maritime Museum, and the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery. Her studio is located in Beaufort, NC.

She has been in national juried shows including; the Annual International Marine Art Exhibitions at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT since 2015 and whereshe won an Award of Excellence in 2018; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, Non-Members Show, 24th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition, Coos Bay Oregon, 11th Biennial National Art Exhibition, Punta Gorda Florida, Laumeister Fine Art Competition, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington VT, and the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art.

Donna’s paintings can be seen in Atlanta at the Lagerquist Gallery, the I.Pinkney, Simons Gallery in Beaufort, SC, The Annapolis Marine Art Gallery, Annapolis, MD, The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT, and at Ballantyne’s in New Bern, NC.