Florida Artists Group

  Area V Member

  Donne F. Bitner — Painter

Donne Bitner

Birds Echo

 Donne Bitner

Night Visitor

Donne Bitner

Lone Ranger

Donne Bitner

Random Thoughts

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Artists Bio:

Donne graduated with honors from Penn State University with a degree in Art, moved to Florida in 1967 and has been a full-time studio artist ever since.

She is a senior faculty member at Crealde School of Art and maintains a studio at McRae Art Studio in Winter Park. She has conducted workshops at the Harris House Annex of the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee, Vero Beach Center for the Arts, Rollins College, and the Brevard Museum of Art and Science.

In 2002 she received a State of Florida Individual Artist’s Fellowship and in 2006 an Individual Artist Enhancement Grant. In 2004, 2007 and 2010  she received Professional Development Grants from United Arts of Central Florida.

Collections include the Huntsville Museum of Art, Springfield Art Museum, Gulf Coast Center for the Arts, Vero Beach Center for the Arts, Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences, Rollins College, State of Florida Capital Collection, Holmes Medical Center, Maitland Museum, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, and the public collections of Atlanta, Orlando, and Melbourne. 

Donne is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the Watercolor USA Honor Society, the Florida and Southern Watercolor Societies.

Artist Statement:

I paint abstracted reality.
Acrylics are my major media but I also work with oil pastels and mixed media.
Lately I have been exploring landscapes with textured surfaces such as spackling, joint compound, hydrocal and gesso.
I paint by discovery as I don’t have a fixed idea of the end result when I begin. 
Memory is my muse.

Solo Exhibitions:

2012              Bennett Galleries Knoxville, TN
2010              Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne, FL
2007              Brevard Museum of Art, Eau Gallie, FL


2013             Clayton Gallery, Tampa, FL “4 Landscape Painters”
2012             FL Museum for Women Artists Juried Show
2012              National Watercolor Exhibition, Brea, Cal. and Traveling Exhibition
2012              “Wood, Paper, Paint” South Fl. State College, Avon Park, FL
2012              Florida Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition
2011              7th National Competition Palm Beach College
2011              Positive/Negative Exhibition, East TN State College
2010              All Florida Juried Competition, Boca Raton Museum of Art