Donna Antosh is a retired home economist, having taught college and high school home economics classes with emphasis on child development. Some undergraduate courses of the 50s sparked her interest in color and design.
She started painting in 1995 after a bout with breast cancer. Her first experience of holding a brush was in Belfast, Maine where she attended an hosted watercolor study. She was hooked on the magic flow of water and paint, which began a deep passion to create. Her first pieces of art were 11 x 14 paintings from photographs of her own grandchildren in action. These were reduced to card size, adding a Bible verse made them an immediate success. She branched out to creating one of a kind, individual cards, making a collage from paint, ribbon, wallpaper samples etc.
Making a business of art was never a part of her plan. All her pieces have been sold or auctioned for non-profit fund raisers. Since moving to Texas, 2 years ago, she has supplied cards for the residents of the Conservatory Retirement Center. All monies are given to the Greater Keller Women’s Club to be distributed for needy causes.
Donna Antosh’s current work consists of handmade cards featuring original watercolors of flowers on masa rice paper. The colors are bold and bright, but the works are soft and subtle. These are one-of-a-kind gift cards.