Having artistic family roots, I have been painting professionally in various mediums for over 40 years. I studied art at Walla Walla and Moorpark College's along with several private tutors including renowned artist, James Sturgeon from Thousand Oaks, CA. I have a lifetime of achievements ranging from many first places to 'Best of Show' awards, also including a portrait of Jack Nicklaus in the P.G.A. Golfers Hall of Fame Museum. I have sold my works internationally as well as nationally to many private collectors and have had private and public exhibits in various American cities including Palm Springs, Pasadena, Cerritos, Thousand Oaks, Westlake, and Bishop, CA, Walla Walla, WA., Reno, NV, Boise, ID., and many other places. I have also painted murals in private homes and mansions, schools and churches. My latest mural was painted at Harrah's Casino, Reno and is located in the Pool and Spa area outside on the 5th floor. It is a very large mural of Lake Tahoe.
One of my greatest loves is studying the masters and reproducing renderings of their famous works. I have worked on refining my technique to the point that I can reproduce just about any rendering of any artist from abstract to realism with the preciseness and accuracy of a perfectionist. I am versatile in many mediums and styles. You will not find me boring and you may never know what I will come up with next. As you will notice, my work speaks for itself. Thank you for your time in getting to know me better.
Other names I have used to identify my work is: Erickson Zappia, Donna Zappia, Donna Erickson and dfay.