Donna Grossman 

Painting America

“ One door closes another opens”. Take a breath and step through.

I did that eight years ago, when I took my first art lesson at the age of fifty three. I never looked back. I had the good fortune to live on an island with outstanding artists that shared their talent with others, an island that was beautiful to paint and populated with the most interesting people to capture on canvas. I had the opportunity to teach beginners at a great art school and formed lasting friendships.

Now another breath, another step, another island, another place filled with sea and sky.


Education: in the tradition of the Old Masters:

Kevin McEvoy - McEvoy School of Art / Charles Cecil Studio Florence

Nanette Fluhr - ARC finalist in Portraiture/ ACOPAL/ Teaching Studios Oyster Bay

Ramiro Sanchez - Sag Harbor/ Florence Academy

Max Ginsberg - NYC

Frank Bruckmann - New Haven CT, Monhegan Island

Lana Ballot - Long Island NY /Pastels


2013 - 2015 Joseph Reboli Wet Paint Festival Gallery North Setauket

2014 Honorable Mention,“Inspired by Long Island”, Mills Pond Gallery STAC, St James

2014 Juried landscape show, Huntington Arts Council

2014 “Inanimate” juried still life, Petite Gallery Huntington

2015 Award of Excellence, "I See Me” self portrait, Huntington Arts Council

2015 “Juried Fine Arts” Mill Pond Gallery

2015 “Captured” invitational show, Port Jefferson Gallery

2015- Honorable Mention- Setauket Artist's Group

2015- Award of Excellence, members showcase, Smithtown Arts Council, Mills Pond Gallery

2016-Animals in Art, Mills Pond Gallery

2016- "Beyond the Veil" Portraits, Best in Show, Huntington Town Arts Council

2016 - Faculty Member Atelier at Flowerfield

2016 & 2017 - Setauket Artist's Group

2017 - Masterworks - Gallery at Flowerfield

2017 - " A Womens' Perspective " - BAFFA Gallery Sayville

2018 - AGAMI Gallery - Anna Maria Island