Dona J Cappello
Dona first received her early painting inspirations during the 1960’s while living in the Northern CA coastal art community of Mendocino where she studied seascapes, sculpture and oil portraits with local artists. She also studied art later while living in Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur. On her way to Maine, she studied Fiber Arts and Textiles at the Pioneer Craft House in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over the years, Dona has explored many creative art forms including large woven embroidery canvas works of seascapes and seagulls having her work in permanent collections: at a local Inn and Bank while studying harp as a private student at the Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden, Maine in the early 1970’s.
She earned a B.A. degree in Visual Arts /Painting major in 2005 at Stockton University, NJ, and went on to receive a B.A. Degree in Education while still at Stockton University graduating with Honors. She is Highly Qualified to Teach Pre-k; K-6th grade; Middle school Social Studies and Art Pre-k-12th grade. She worked as an Elementary Art Teacher exploring all art forms including, drawing, painting, clay sculpture and textiles.
Recently she has designed sculptural garden works including a large bottle flower tree sculpture titled “Color Design Scape” Together with her husband Manny Cappello, they create what they are calling “Scape” art accentuating and creating focal points for home and garden design.
Dona has also developed an oil painting series inspired by Robert Frosts’ poem: “Roads less Traveled” and her reflections of the roads traveled . As an art history lover, she is a well traveled sojourner of the roads less traveled in America and has developed her Road series paintings inspired by those travels.
Dona is currently working on the sea shore shell scape paintings and garden sculpture.