(301) 791-3132
34 South Potomac Street, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Tues-Fri: 11am-5pm   Sat: 10am -4pm or by Appt   Sun-Mon: closed

Donna Whitford Housel

Donna Whitford Housel

Buffalo Mills, PA 15534
Website: http://www.bearpawartstudio.com
Donna has lived in Bedford County, PA for all her life. Growing up between Wills Mountain and Wills Creek, there was always something to explore in the world of nature. Donna spent much of her time doing just that. However there were days that had to be spent indoors and that is when the pastels and colored pencils would come out and the day would be spent emulating the objects that Donna saw around her. Donna continued to work with pastels and colored pencils and eventually, with the aid of several friends in the Cumberland area formed the Greater Cumberland District Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America based in Cumberland, Md but formed to serve Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Donna offers pastel, colored pencil and drawing workshops in the Cumberland area, at her home studio and also at Allegany College of Maryland. Over the years, Donna has enjoyed sharing what she knows about painting with pastel. Donna also teaches coloredpencils, pastel classes at the Community Arts Center of Cambria County, Johnstown, Paand in Indiana, Pa. Donna is a member of the Pittsburgh Pastel Artists League, Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, Pencil Art Society, National Art Educators Assoc., the Allegany Art Counciland the Western Maryland Watercolor Society and the Colored Pencil Society of America. “Being creative brings peace to my soul.”

Ornaments - Colored Pencil

Supported in part by:

The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional funding is also provided by Washington County Government and generous businesses, organizations and individuals.

The Washington County Arts Council is a proud member of County Arts Agencies of Maryland, Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.