Donna Hamilton

Artist Bio

Donna Hamilton is a California watercolor artist from Escondido. The beauty of nature is the greatest inspiration for her art. Contrast, color and detail are her focus when completing a painting. She selects powerful images, then she uses the unique affects of watercolor to create paintings that she hopes will have wide audience appeal and strong impact on the viewer. The subject is usually painted quite detailed but the background is often more freely painted.

Donna began painting as an adult, through the Escondido Adult Education Program. She has been fortunate to have attended classes with the renowned wildlife artist, Joe Garcia, for several years. His expertise and techniques have greatly influenced her work. Additional classes and workshops by instructors Terry Isaac, Cheng-Khee Chee, Sheila Parsons, Susan Clark, Helen Shafer-Garcia and others, have added to her skills. She has been honored with numerous awards and ribbons in recognition of her efforts in various juried shows throughout the region.

Artist Statement

I have always loved nature and animals and feel drawn to them as my most frequent subjects to paint. I notice details, shadows, lighting and color that simply must be painted! I find a “striking” image and use the unique affects of Watercolor to transfer that power onto paper.

I love the amazing variety that can be achieved using watercolors. While I usually paint the subject fairly realistically and with much detail, I am more experimental with the backgrounds and “play” with the colors and techniques more. This gives me opportunities to try different techniques and continually be inspired by the results.

Donna Hamilton

Art Categories

  • water media


(760) 489-6710

Cell Phone:

(760) 522-2281


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A Sunny Rest by Donna Hamilton
  • A Sunny Rest
  • Water Media
  • 14.5 in x 18 in
  • $400
Barn Guardian by Donna Hamilton
  • Barn Guardian
  • Water Media
  • 20.5 in x 13.5 in
  • $700
Blow that Harp by Donna Hamilton
  • Blow that Harp
  • Water Media
  • 9.5 in x 13.75 in
  • $325
Bonnie and Clyde by Donna Hamilton
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Water Media
  • 20.5 in x 14.75 in
  • $600
Evening Fishing by Donna Hamilton
  • Evening Fishing
  • Water Media
  • 20 in x 14.25 in
  • $575
Just Looking for a Hit by Donna Hamilton
  • Just Looking for a Hit
  • Water Media
  • 17 in x 13.2 in
  • $500
Kaffir Lilies by Donna Hamilton
  • Kaffir Lilies
  • Water Media
  • 13.5 in x 10.5 in
  • $325
Look Closer by Donna Hamilton
  • Look Closer
  • Water Media
  • 10 in x 10 in
  • $300
No Escape by Donna Hamilton
  • No Escape
  • Water Media
  • 28.5 in x 15.5 in
  • $750
Taking A Dip by Donna Hamilton
  • Taking A Dip
  • Water Media
  • 7.75 in x 5.9 in
  • $300
The Lookout by Donna Hamilton
  • The Lookout
  • Water Media
  • 10.25 in x 12.25 in
  • Sold
The Waiting Game by Donna Hamilton
  • The Waiting Game
  • Water Media
  • 9.75 in x 13 in
  • $300