History of the Artist,
Donna Colleen Jones Flood
May 31, 1937 at Pawnee, Oklahoma, daughter of Lee Otis Jones and Velma
Louise Pensoneau Jones. This date 2001.
The rolling plains,
breathtaking skies and gentle surroundings of a home decorated with
Native American art in picture and artifacts were the things to
stimulate a child to want to learn to draw. Through the grades at every
opportunity the offer of art in the classroom was there for anyone who
wished to learn.
A brief time in college gave
some instruction. However, the fire was lit to progress with the
introduction of a home study course from a gentleman representative of
a school out of Westport, Connecticut. Their representative was
himself, like myself, half blood of two nationalities. He was one
half white Russian and one half Mongolian. His bearing was very much of
the Native American as was his diction and physical characteristics.
With his unhurried, no pressure type presentation, allowing me to keep
materials and call him if I decided upon
enrollment, I was given time to
study the methods and consequently enrolled. I was also impressed
by the fact that the gentleman had found me after two years of searching
in several different towns where we had lived. I had submitted some of
my work to the school. Thereafter, I carried their materials
to study about with me while I waited on the many therapies for my
Over the years I have
studied with many well known successful artists in workshops. One of the
most success was a portrait artist, one John Howard Sandin out of the
Art Students League, New York City. His portraits are commissioned for
30,000.00. This in 1983. He does portraits for rulers, owners of mega
companies, and beautiful people of all nations.
Having exhibited over the
years it is still my wish to continue with these efforts since I have
witnessed the benefit and up lifting of human consciousness when
presented with an artists efforts.
Some of the places of
Dallas Power and Light
Building, down town Dallas.
Golden Acres Retirement
Richardson, Texas, A suburb of Dallas.
Irving, Texas, a suburb
of Dallas, then 10,000 population in 1962
Ponca City, Oklahoma,
Ponca City, Town House,
Marland Mansion Estate
Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Book
Store and Street Exhibit
Arkansas City, Kansas,
Student Council Building
Private Exhibit, Dr. Judith Kovisars home
Circa 1974 exhibited at
the Kennedy Performing Arts Center, Washington D.C.
Timber North Apartments,
Private Exhibit Ponca City, 2000.
The Art Train, March
This is a partial record of fifty years of exhibiting my work
to the public.
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