Donna Wise

November-December 2016
Library Lobby

Downtown Helena Art Walk

Friday, November 4 from 5-9 PM

Join us for light refreshments and stroll around downtown to enjoy Helena's fun and fine art!

Artist Biography & Statement:

My art education began in Helena grade schools where I first discovered that I had a talent for drawing. Various teachers encouraged me in it and I was hooked for life. In high school I took all of the art classes that were allowed and years later, after marriage and four children, I graduated from Carroll College with a minor in Art. A summer session at the University of London studying art and seeing old master paintings up close in London’s fine museums inspired my love for representational paintings in oil.

For several years I painted without further instruction except for books and visits to museums, libraries and galleries. Then I attended a series of workshops given by various nationally known artists whose work I admire. I experimented with several media; watercolor, pastels, inks and oils, using a lot of what I had learned in those workshops. I am an associate member of Oil Painters of America and the Helena Art Center r.

I still take an occasional workshop and still am learning and developing my style and skill. Lately I am inspired to put a bit of humor in a painting now and then. Why? Because it makes me smile.


First choose an appealing subject to paint then preserve it on canvas so that others might find in appealing.

~Donna Wise


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