Having artistic family roots, I have been painting professionally in various mediums for over 48 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 also received the honor of being one of the few selected out of thousands of International entries which I was accepted in the American Juried Art Salon for 2010 and 2013 Fall/Winter show. 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, Bishop, CA, Walla Walla, WA., Reno, NV, Boise, ID., and many other places. I have also painted murals in private homes and mansions, business, schools and churches and have recently finished one of Lake Tahoe for Harrah's Casino here in Reno.
One of my greatest loves is studying the masters and reproducing renderings of their famous works. 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 I am always happy to meet other artist and lovers of art too, so feel free to contact me. 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.