Donna Cariker

Donna Cariker

Watercolors, Acrylics, Collage, Mixed media assemblages and Ceramics

I became “hooked on art” at nine years old after winning first place (an English racer-bicycle) in a city-wide coloring contest in California. My work always included a creative element: as an interior designer, art teacher, graphic designer, magazine writer/photographer and art director for seven Moody Corporations in Galveston, Texas. I went back to college with my children and finished my BA degree in Media/Communications and Masters in Humanities and Fine Art.

I designed the Galveston Mardi Gras Parade Posters and Harborfest Posters for four years, was an artist in the 2 ½ mile Sea Wall Art Project and created logos and brochures for banks, insurance companies, art festivals, Pennsylvania Historical Society and Bank of America “March of Dimes” Marathon.

I realized the importance of art in healing when I had several solo art shows at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. I was asked to paint wall murals in the Shriners Burn Center, Child Health Center Hospital, and the Ronald McDonald House. My work has also been represented by many art galleries and corporations and has won awards from shows in the Galveston Art League and Tyler Palette of Roses Art League. I enjoy a wide variety of art mediums: watercolors, acrylics, collage, mixed media assemblages and ceramics.

Artist Statement

The process of creating art can transport us from reality to imagination—that wonderful, mystical realm where creative ideas reside. Art, in its many forms, can truly enhance our lives, especially when we lose ourselves in the process of “creating”. It provides both an exciting way to share our talents with others and a relaxing way to spend the hours. My art room is truly my “happy place”.