Donna Varner is an artist from Hilton Head, SC.
Her formal education is in business (MBA, PhD from The Ohio State University). Prior to moving south, she had two successful business careers in Columbus, Ohio: the first a merchandising executive with Limited Brands, and the second as an assistant professor of Organizational Management at Capital University. In 2004 she left the business world to follow her muse, first through photography, and then through other mediums.
Donna has sought artistic escapes at every turn of her life. She learned photography over time through workshops, books and experimentation. She has augmented her artistic sensitivities by taking courses in drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, clay, and book arts. Donna’s photographs reflect her unique eye, her sense of design, and her way of seeing the world. Her mixed media work reflects a similar fascination for abstract design and manipulation of materials.
Donna has exhibited at local arts festivals, at regional juried shows such as Carolina’s Got Art and ArtFields, and the Art Beyond Tradition group. She presently shows her work at Society of Bluffton Artists and Pluff Mudd Art in Bluffton, SC.