Donna Shortt is a life-long Indiana resident and skilled in the use of oils, watercolors, pastels and acrylics. She is now concentrating on perfecting her skills in the pastel and oil mediums.
She enjoys painting plein air landscapes and light-filled still life sets in her studio. She is part of a group that meets weekly for life drawing as it is her continuing desire to improve her drawing and painting skills.
Recent accomplishments include a Purchase Award from the Indiana State Museum in 2008 and a Best of Show in the fine arts professional division at the Indiana State Fair in 2007. She was honored to be part of a pastel exhibit at the Richmond Indiana Art Museum in 2008 and in 2011 held a solo exhibit at the Johnson County Museum of History in Franklin, Indiana.
She is a member of the Hoosier Salon, Indiana Artists Club, the Pastel Society of America, Chicago Pastel Painters, The Brown County Art Guild, the Southside Art League and Indiana Plein Air Painters.
My Inspiration to paint starts with the light at early morning or late afternoon and I am content to spend time capturing it. Color is just as important which is why pastels are my favorite medium. I feel that each painting is not a destination but a journey.