Dr. Donna DeMoranville Turgeon is an artist who paints what she knows and loves best – the outdoors. She renders her botanical and wildlife subjects with the accuracy of a classical biological illustrator, positioning them in backgrounds that tell of their behavior, ecology, and preferred habitat.

Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Donna grew up in the country. Trained as a marine ecologist, she recently retired as a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Residing in Fairfax Station, Virginia she leads an active life, playing senior softball on both women and co-ed teams. Her hobbies include hunting, fishing, SCUBA diving, archery, photography, working out at Gold’s Gym, grand-parenting and painting the subjects she encounters.