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Donna's Art & Paintings

History of the Artist, Donna Colleen Jones Flood

HALF REEDBorn 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 handicapped child.

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 exhibit:

  • Dallas Power and Light Building, down town Dallas.

  • Golden Acres Retirement home, Dallas

  • Texas Instruments, Richardson, Texas, A suburb of Dallas.

  • Irving, Texas, a suburb of  Dallas, then 10,000 population in 1962

  • Ponca City, Oklahoma, Art Association

  • Ponca City, Town House, Marland Mansion Estate

  • Tonkawa, Oklahoma, Street Exhibit

  • Billings, Oklahoma, Street Exhibit

  • Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Book Store and Street Exhibit

  • Arkansas City, Kansas, Street Exhibit

  • Wichita, Kansas,  1951

  • Chilocco, Oklahoma,  Student Council Building

  • Stillwater, Oklahoma, 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 2001.

    This is a partial  record of fifty years of exhibiting my work to the public.

See some of my Paintings here that are available for purchase...

Learn more about her methods and Commission a unique painting from Donna here!

  • Rhonda Flood
    local artist, was named the grand prize winner of the amateur competition in the Tenth Annual Old School Campus Art Show at the Osage Tribal Museum in Pawhuska.

Series of 10 Art Lessons



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