Donna King, Artist All Around
This week's Face About Town is a multi-talented artist who enjoys the arts, being a member of the Danvers Art Association and teaching her craft to children.
Name: Donna King
Street: Chase Street
Family: Husband Paul and son Ryan. Donna is also hosting an exchange student from Spain, named Xavier.
Occupation: Donna is trained as a fine artist, but has a career in advertising and graphic art. Her main focus is on figure drawing, and more recently she designed Macy’s displays. Donna teaches art classes and camps in Topsfield, an works part time catering. She also loves interior decorating. “Everything I do, I make it look nice and I love doing that”.
Hobbies: Donna is a member of the Danvers Art Association and shows her work there. Donna likes to dance and participates in Zumba with her friend Betsy. Donna is passionate about yoga and goes to Bikram yoga regularly. “Bikram was in Boston last week and I went to see him, Bikram teaches you that if you take care of the body and mind, the spirit will follow.”
Favorite Book: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption and Castaway
Dream Vacation: “Beach, ocean, and happy people.”
Favorite Shop: Revival Consignment Shop
Favorite Eatery: I Pazzi
Favorite Place in Town: “In my screened-in porch drinking my coffee.”
How long have you lived in Danvers: 10 years
Why did you choose Danvers: "I didn’t choose Danvers. Paul was in the military and moved from place and place and he always said he wanted to end up back in Danvers” she said. “I had been here to visit and my first visit was actually during Danvers Family Festival."
What would you like to see changed in town: "I would love to re-design the banners in town. When I see the ones for Newburyport and Salem, they are so nice and the typography is great! I would love to volunteer to do that for Danvers!"