Donna Hunt received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with distinction in 1984 from San Jose State University.
The concentration of her work was in the areas of oil painting, graphite drawing and glass sculpture.
Following graduation, Donna began working full-time in major glass art studios throughout the San Francisco Bay Area
where she developed an expertise in carving glass utilizing a sandblasting technique. For over a decade, Donna was involved
in the design and fabrication of large-scale architectural glass installations in collaboration with other glass studios in
the area. Concurrently, Donna also produced traditional oil paintings and graphite drawings for gallery display.
In 1999, Donna opened her own studio in Woodside, California. A new series of painted, fused and slumped art pieces
emerged as a result. Today, Donna is producing glass bowls, sculptures and large mural-like panels utilizing techniques
from both oil painting and glass fabrication. Multiple layers of semi-transparent glass paint, interwoven with other
materials, are captured in between layers of stacked glass. The result is then fused and slumped into its final shape
in a kiln. These unique fine art pieces are similar to the oil paintings in that they represent alternative forms of
conversation. Each piece has a number of built-up passages illustrating personal sensitivities by creating a visual
statement with the use of resonant color and glass.