Donna Aldridge PSA, M-MAPS is an international award-winning painter with works in galleries and private and corporate collections in twenty five countries.
She is well known for her broad, spacious landscapes and luscious still lifes, and continues to enjoy painting the figure and portrait.
She is fluent in a broad range of mediums, though has focused works of recent years primarily in pastels and oils with occasional work in digital.
Color—in fascinating relationships—excites her most, played out on the foundation of an elegantly-engineered composition with dynamic movement and balances which lead the viewer on a journey through each piece.
A strong sense of light and shadow or atmosphere as well as richly-applied pigment are additional hallmarks of Aldridge’s award-winning paintings.
She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the first member of the MidAmerica Pastel Society to be awarded Signature and Master Pastelist status.
Aldridge is a co-founder of the MidAmerica Pastel Society, serving again as President—and continues to serve as editor of their popular newsletter.
Aldridge has been quite active in the community, having served on the boards of charities and other Kansas City, regional and national organizations, in several groups as president.
She was awarded the Alumnae of Distinction by William Woods University in 1984.
In addition to her studio work and painting commissions, she teaches several regular classes in her studio in Overland Park, KS, conducts special painting workshops in the United States and Australia plus tutors privately while writing articles on painting.