About the Artist
Donna Stewart Hickman is a professional artist, graphic designer, and art educator who graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BFA in Painting and a MA in Arts Education.
As a fine artist, Donna works in a variety of media including oil paint, watercolor, pen & ink, colored pencil, graphite, photography, and various software programs. Her favorite is traditional oil paint, for its luminosity, fluidity, and high pigmentation.
In addition to being a fine art painter, she has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator where she conceptualized, designed, and illustrated pieces for such projects including: logotypes, posters, brochures, manuals, and animation sequences.
Donna has also worked as an art instructor where she challenged students to work creatively, learn new techniques, and develop perceptual skills and problem solving skills. She taught drawing, painting, design, digital imaging, and photography. She was also responsible for supervising curriculum development.