Biography

Donna Nassar PhotoI attended the John McCrady Art School in the French Quarter for 2 years. After it closed, I was fortunate to find a very accomplished school to attend, New Orleans Academy of Fine Art in Uptown New Orleans.      The artist and teacher who inspired me the most was Dell Weller. In the beginning of my art school training I came upon a book of paintings by Mary Cassatt.  I was instantly and forever inspired by her work.     An impressionist painter with portraiture as her main focus.  

I was introduced in an art program that was dedicated to Louisiana Artists and two of my paintings were chosen to reside in the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They both hung side by side right outside the Governor’s office. 

I am a member of the St. Charles Art Guild  The St. Charles Art Guild showcases a show at the Crescent City Brewhouse  every year.  The coming show will be in September 2017.  The first show that I displayed my art was in 2015.   There were 112 paintings featured in the restaurant. It was a juried show and my painting, “Des Allemands Cajun Dancers” won 2nd place. The judge, Tami Curtis Ellis (owner of French Quarter Art Gallery), stated, “I love how the eye follows from front to background through perspective and color.”

The St. Charles Art Guild is featured at the Oschner Foundation Hospital in Kenner, LA and at the St. Charles Hospital in Luling, LA.    I have on display approximately 14 paintings at both hospitals.  

I have painted many portraits for people. My portraits are in various parties of the world, including Mexico and The Netherlands.

I paint mostly in oil, but enjoy painting in watercolor occasionally.

 I have taught a “gesture” art class for the St. Charles Art Guild and juried an art show this past May 2017.

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