Donna Feiner is a classically trained painter and modern-day Renaissance woman. Although her recent works are in the chiaroscuro style, she began her career (in the 80s) as an abstract expressionist. In the early 1990s, she began painting landscapes (en plein air) and studying with Louis B. Sloan from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She was particularly drawn to the light and truth of the 17th-century Dutch landscape masters, the 19th-century Hudson River School, and such French Barbizon painters as Daubigny and Inness. In 1994, Donna and her husband bought and restored a farmhouse (circa 1810) in Wycombe, Bucks County, a magical area that she finds reminiscent of the works of George Sotter and other Pennsylvania impressionists. In her studio there, Donna paints still lifes, landscapes, and portraits in oils. In 2009, she won first prize and the prestigious R. Tait McKenzie Medal from the Philadelphia Sketch Club.