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Glory in the Garden by Donna Helms

January 12 @ 8:30 am - May 29 @ 4:30 pm

Donna Helms has been obsessed with making art all throughout her life. From coloring within the lines in her coloring books and designing outfits for her paper dolls as a young girl to creating bulletin boards as a beginning classroom teacher, she loved it all! As she moved through her career, Donna took classes in art and sought formal training. Changing her focus, she was offered a job as an elementary art teacher and stayed with this until the day came, when she could fulfill her dream as a full time artist. Setting up a home studio, she went to work on still lifes in pastel and caran d ‘ache. She became a member of Desert Artisans’ Gallery, and was also asked to join several other local galleries. It was around that time that she discovered the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Walking through the beautiful grounds took her all the way back to her childhood in Iowa. She was absolutely smitten! Her art then became all things botanical and she began to work only in watercolor. Donna has since had many shows over the years at the Gardens, showing mainly in Porter Hall. She now returns to the Back Porch Gallery for her latest show “Glory in the Garden.”


January 12 @ 8:30 am
May 29 @ 4:30 pm