Artwork by Donna Whitmore Tuten

It is my pleasure to share the lovely artwork of a good friend and talented artist, Donna Whitmore Tuten.  The first group of paintings features the beloved animals of Green Hill Farm–past and present, and the second group is a small sampling of Donna’s work.  I hope you enjoy it.

*NOTE:  You may click on individual paintings to view a larger image.

“I enjoy creating works of art that capture the beauty in our world, remind us of the love we share, or invoke happy memories of special places and great times.”       Donna Tuten

A native of Richmond, Virginia, artist Donna Tuten now resides and paints in Roanoke.  After raising her family and moving to the beautiful Roanoke Valley, Donna began to explore her long held passion for art.  She immediately stood out in early classes.  Her emerging style became about a subtle weaving of color and light.  The creations offer expressions of timeless imagery, yet with a refreshingly new curiosity.  Her painting is more than visual narrative;  Donna saturates our senses with her generous affection for finding the simple beauty in the world around us.

Collectors are taking notice.  With a string of art awards to her credit already and representation in several established galleries, Donna Tuten’s graceful style is enhancing many homes and businesses throughout Virginia and beyond.

Donna is the proud mother of two grown children and an avid scuba diver, nature lover, traveler, and explorer.


  • February 2013, RVSPCA Best In Show at the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke VA – Second Place in the Adult (over 19) category
  • June 2012, Roanoke Sidewalk Art Show, Roanoke VA – The Blair Wiley Fishwick Memorial Award


  • February 2014, RVSPCA Best in Show, Roanoke VA
  • May-June 2014, Solo Show, Westlake Library, Hardy VA
  • May-June 2013, Solo Show, Bluestone Vineyard, Bridgewater, VA
  • April 2013, Art & The Vine, Lynchburg VA
  • February 2013, RVSPCA Best in Show, Roanoke VA
  • June 2012, Roanoke Sidewalk Art Show, Roanoke VA
  • March 2012, Art & The Vine, Lynchburg VA
  • June 2011, Roanoke Sidewalk Art Show, Roanoke VA
  • February 2011, RVSPCA Best in Show, Roanoke VA


  • The View on Elm, 327 South Elm Street, Greensboro NC
  • Black Dog Salvage, 902 13th Street SW, Roanoke VA

For more artwork, please visit


  1. Thanks so much, Tonya, for sharing my work with your blog followers, but most of all for your friendship. 🙂
    For those in the Roanoke area, two additional locations are now showing my work: Art & Iron at 108 Market Street, Roanoke, VA; and Magnolia at 4710 Starkey Road, Roanoke, VA. I invite you to stop by and take a look.

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