Donna Weathers


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MEDIUM: Acrylic
SPECIALTY: ✔ Technique

I am interested in representing the female figure in a way that is relatable to all women. It is why I choose color palettes that aren’t traditional “skin color”. I simplify my references to black, gray and white. Each one-of-a-kind piece begins with a sketch in either charcoal or just black and white paint. I apply paint onto the surface with a brush or trowel, frequently scrubbing, sanding, or scratching away to reveal the “underneath”. I avoid all of the details and colors of the human figure and let the paint, palette and spontaneous marks guide me.

In finishing the piece, I make sure to skew the line between figurative and abstract leaving just enough detail for the brain to fill in the rest.

Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe


Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.

Specialty: ✔ Technique



Technique Demos


Color and Composition


Supplies & Tools –  what to use, where to save, where to spend



Studio Time Management


Prints, Products & Reproductions

“Mastrius is a perfect balance of accountability, community and fun.
It feels like family. Family that makes you a better you.”

~ Elizabeth, Emerging Artist


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Artwork by Michaela Hoppe


  • Art 2 Life: Creative Visionary Path Intensive Art Program with Nicholas Wilton
  • Georgia State College, Atlanta, GA
  • Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA


  • November 2022 – Greenville Open Studios, Greenville, SC
  • March 2020 – Open Studios, Granville Art Studios, Los Angele, CA
  • July 2019 – Pop Up Art – Amiga Wil, Venice, CA
  • January 2019 – Los Angeles Art Show, “Circular”, bG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • January 2019 – “Learning Curve”, Jen Tough Gallery, Vallejo, CA
  • October 2018 – The Other Art Fair, Santa Monica, CA
  • September 2018 – Nude Art LA, Los Angeles, CA
  • May 2018 – “Circular”, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • March 2018 – The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA
  • February 2017 – “Mark Making”, Saatchi Art, Santa Monica, CA
  • April 2014 – HaleArt Space, Santa Monica, CA
  • May 2013 – Abstracting the Landscape, Ocmulgee Arts, Macon, GA
  • October 2012 – Pico Art Festival, Santa Monica, CA
  • Dec. 2011 – “Abbot Kinney Holiday Street Walk”, Venice, CA
  • September 2011 – Pico Art Festival, Santa Monica, CA