Donna Morrison

Donna Morrison, Tampa Artist

Being a native Floridian, Donna Morrison’s first artistic love is old world Florida and conservation of its native lands, animals, history and cultures. She also finds inspiration in natural settings and people discovered all around the world in her travels and experiences. She combines her passion for color and detail to produce works of art with a flair for the dramatic. She is widely recognized for her realistic representations of Florida which include such subject matter as water birds, landscapes, orchids, all matter of critters and human portrayals.
Donna enjoys painting with various mediums on a variety of surfaces and specializes in watercolor. She teaches workshops and classes, has been recognized in Artists Magazine as a “Top 10 Watercolor Artist to Watch” and holds signature statuses in the National Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society as well as her mastership in the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society.
Donna was born and raised in Bradenton, Florida where she learned to love the land through her family’s activities with agriculture and coastal living. She was an active member in numerous community organizations and went on to attend Furman University in Greenville, SC earning a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an interest in advertising design. Post graduation she moved to Tampa where she worked as a chamber of commerce communications manager and as a graphic designer. She created and ran her own company, Bayou Graphics, Inc,. which focused mainly on print design. Ten years later she sold her company and moved into fine art exclusively.
Donna has shown her work and earned numerous awards and praise throughout the state of Florida as well as the country at large. She has participated in traveling national exhibitions, is an active member of many local and state art organizations, and has held board positions with the Florida Watercolor Society, Tampa Regional Artists, Art Center Manatee and Las Damas de Arte. Morrison has a solo gallery in shared space with Smith Brothers Framing in Tampa, Florida. Most of her work can be viewed online at


Wild Florida

My most recent works focus on the heritage of Florida, its lands, people, animals, cultures. These are disappearing at an alarming rate and my focus is on education and preservation.

Flag Girl in Waiting “Flag Girl in Waiting”

Image taken at the annual Arcadia rodeo

Walter in Green “Walter in Green”

This is a Florida panther that lives at ZooTampa due to a paw injury that keeps him from being released into the wild.

Chassahowitzka #4 “Chassahowitzka #4”

The Chassahowitzka river area is a national wildlife reserve and has an abundance of beautiful places and creatures that are in danger due to climate change

Gulf Waves “Gulf Waves”

The beautiful clear Gulf waters are in danger all the time from chemical runoff that destroys estuaries and pollutes the coastline

White Egret Stalking “White Egret Stalking”

A white egret encounter in the Chassahowitzka national wildlife reserve

Snook Eddy “Snook Eddy”

Snook are one of the prized sports fish of the southern Florida waters. They are hurt constantly by overfishing, runoff polutants which cause red tide, and cold weather snaps