Donna Robertson began her art career in Kansas City in 1979, where she was an active member in the Greater Kansas City Art Association and received numerous awards and purchase prizes in regional and local shows. She moved to North Carolina in 1989 and with her daughter, also an artist, owned a gallery in Wilmington until 1994.
Until 2002, she worked exclusively in watercolor and collage. A non-credit course in the French Impressionists led to an interest in oils, which is her current focus.
She has had work accepted in the North Carolina Watercolor Society shows and in shows for women artists of North Carolina -- Through Women's Eyes, By Women's Hands in Chapel Hill. She has also been represented in the Wilmington exhibition, Artists of Southeastern North Carolina. She is also a member of WPSE, Women Painters of the Southeast.