Donna Schipfel and Art Giddings are artists, teachers and friends.  I was happy to visit with them at the MORGANS CROSSING GROUP EXHIBITION that we are participating in along with Irma Bijdemast, Jess Rice, and Drena  Hambrook.

Donna explained that all her life she had wanted to become an artist but it wasn’t until 1986 when she began her creative studies that she really started to develop her passion for painting and her unique art language.  She credits much of her confidence as an artist to her long time artist mentor and friend, Art Giddings.

Donna Schipfel painting on site at MORGANS CROSSING GROUP EXHIBITION, #110 - 15715 Croydon Drive, South Surrey, B.C.

Donna Schipfel’s works of art are filled with colour and dramatic tones.  She and her painting partner, Art Giddings have developed a unique method of painting on rice paper that is just exquisite.  During the 1980’s Art was telling me about an International Award that Donna won in the USA and from there he says that her confidence and her painting sales have really soared!  Below is one example of  this lady’s abundant talent!

Donna Schipfel's original art work "Elephant." For more information or to purchase this painting contact

Donna and Art are both art teachers and this Fall Donna is offering watercolour classes and also painting on rice paper classes.  For more information about her art classes you can email me at and I will pass on your requests.

So, I would love to visit with you in person if you are in the area!  I hope to see you at the MORGANS CROSSING GROUP EXHIBITION during the month of September through to October 3rd at the following times!



These are the times that I will be in attendance at the exhibition!

Otherwise, the exhibition is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 2 to 8 pm, Saturdays from 10 to 6 pm and Sundays 2 to 6 pm!  If you can’t make it to the exhibition, why not grab the RSS feed at the top of this page and enjoy the new posts about all the other artists!  I will soon be posting about Art Giddings, Artist, Teacher and Friend!

Wishing you all the best

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter and author