Donna Grossman 

Painting America

In June of 2018 we said goodbye to our long island home and began our new life here on the gulf coast of florida. Our backyard is a nature preserve, our neighbors are eagles, ospreys and Other wonderful Wildlife. 

I look forward to sharing my new works with you as I begin my Journey.

To my dear old friends, I miss you and thank you for filling my life with happiness.

               To my new friends - Hello, It is nice to meet you

I am pleased to announce that I am now teaching at the Atelier at Flowerfield in Saint James NY. Please visit our website to see course offerings. My class Painting 101 begins Monday Evening, October 17th.

Hope to see you this Saturday. I will be at Gallery North on the 10th of July.

My painting "portrait of Demetrius is part of this great show.

The Huntington Arts Council recently announced the winners of its latest exhibit, a self-portrait show titled “I See Me.”

Juried by Lynn Rozzi, director of the Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery at Nassau Community College, the “I See Me” prospectus requested artists to respond to the challenge of sharing their interpretation of questions and statements behind self-portraiture: “Who are you? How do you see yourself? Let everyone in on your personal vision of you. Self-portraits rule the day!” The response, reflected in the exhibition of works, consists of a diverse mix of media including but not limited to oil, digital photo, watercolor, graphite/gouche, ink and pastels.

Participating artists include Anu Annam, Christopher Arvans, Robyn Bellospirito, Mark Belton, David Benson, Pamela Best, Marlene Bezich, Elizabeth Cassidy, Beth Costello, Katherine Criss, Judith Davidson, Jessica Dayan, Emily Eisen, Paul David Elsen, Jessica Faro, Jim Finlayson, Nicole Franz, Susan Geffken Burton, William Grabowski, Donna Grossman, Dan Guido, Kirsten Hadjoglou, Rodee Hansen, Samantha Hernandez, Sofie Hoff, Lori Horowitz, Caroline Isacsson, Kate Kelly, Lauren  Miceli, Margaret Minardi, Denis Ponsot, Robin Rosen-O’Leary, Lauren Ruiz, Jim Scovel, Constance Sloggatt Wolf, Jackie Stevens, Janice Sztabnik, Bobbie Turner, Tracy Vaccarino-Guzzardi, Chuck Von Schmidt, Pamela Waldroup, Lois V. Walker, Randy Weisbin and Fahiym Williams.

“‘I See Me’ employs the very interesting and up-to-the-minute concept … The Selfie … with the theme of self-portraits. And it seems to have touched the funny bone of a lot of artists who had a really good time picturing themselves in interesting, psychologically insightful and incredibly artful ways. This is a show not to be missed,” said Linda Louis, a member of the HAC board of directors and exhibition committee.

William Grabowski captured first place for his digital photo, “Past Tense.” Beth Costello garned second place for “No Language Barriers Here,” ink/oil pastel/paper on panels, and third place went to Margaret Minardi for her “Self Portrait,” colored pencil.

Awards of excellence were given to Marlene Bezich  for “Under Cover Artist #1,” oil; Donna   Grossman for “When One Door Closes,” oil/door panel; Jessica  Dayan for “Mirror,” oil/linen; and Mark Belton for his untitled self-portrait, acrylic/canvas.

“I See Me” will be on display in the Main Street Gallery through April 27, 2015. The gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 631-271-8423 or visit

July 17, 2013 | 05:28 PM
Smithtown residents were among the artists who set up easels and created art in various mediums in the Old Field Farm County Park and West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook last weekend for the annual Gallery North/Joseph Reboli Wet Paint Festival.

On Sunday, the artists picked a piece of their work to go on display at Gallery North in East Setauket that will later be auctioned off.

The festival kicked off in 2005 in honor of the late Joseph Reboli, a local artist. The money generated from the auction will go to support the gallery's programing.

Above, Faye Graber of Smithtown paints at West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook.

Right, Donna Grossman of Smithtown paints at Old Field Farm overlooking West Meadow Creek.

Thank you to the Smithtown Arts Council for awarding  Eight Hands Farm an honorable mention!

I have been accepted for this juried show filled with talented artists.

July 14, 2014 | 02:04 PM
Last weekend, about 40 artists packed up their easels, brushes, paints and canvasses and set up shop at either Avalon Park & Preserve in Stony Brook or Harmony Vineyards in Head of the Harbor, up the hill from the park.

There they created paintings for the 10th annual Wet Paint Festival hosted by East Setauket's Gallery North. They will be on display on Friday, July 18, at Gallery North and available for purchase in a silent auction from 6 to 8 pm.

The proceeds will go to the artists themselves and the gallery, which hosts the plein air painting every year.

My painting "Custom" went home with vineyard owner, Mr. David Acker and is currently on display at the Harmony Vineyard tasting room. Visit the vineyard and sample some great wines.

My painting "The Hidden Barn" is currently on display at the Huntington Town Arts Council Petite Gallery. The Landscape exhibition runs through September 28, 2014.

My self portrait "When One Door Closes" received an Award of Excellence at the Huntington Arts Council Show, "I See Me". The exhibit runs through April 25th at the Petite Gallery, Huntington NY.