Raised in the vineyard region of Northern California, Donna moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and received an AA degree from College of Marin while majoring in Art. She continued her studies and graduated from Rudolph Schaeffer's School of Design, which she credits as being the most influential in her career path.
Donna spent the first decade of her career as co-owner of Design Enterprises and Dougherty & Miller design firms in San Francisco as well as serving on the board of International Society of Interior Designers. New construction and renovation of residential and commercial design projects included the selection and commission of art to meet her clients' needs.
Donna began working with art dealers in San Francisco and Sausalito doing commissions for private collections, lobbies of office complexes, medical facilities and hotels. These increasing art commissions for her design clients sparked a new direction in her professional career.
Having many years of periodic independent studies with distinguished fine artists, Donna opened her own teaching art studio in downtown San Anselmo in 1996. She continued to teach four classes weekly throughout the following years in her San Rafael studio and offered occasional Plein Air and Color Theory workshops. Her recent move to Palm Desert has broadened her scope of teaching and she relishes the new inspiration of the beautiful surroundings.
Oil Painters of America
Marin Society of Artists - Advisory Council 2014
Creator of the book - Bay Area - Art Today 2016
2016 - Mill Valley Depot Cafe - art exhibit for artists in the book Bay Area - Art Today 2016
DRT Studio Organized and Promoted Student Shows
2007 - Frantoio's Restaurant, Mill Valley
2005 - Studio 333, Sausalito
1997 - Donna Reine Taylor Studio, San Anselmo
1996 - Donna Reine Taylor Studio, San Anselmo
Gail van Dyke Atrium Gallery,
The Marin Cancer Institute, 2017- One man show.
Marin Society of Artists 2016 - First Place - Juried "Spring has Sprung"
Marin Society of Artists 87th Member Show – Committee Chairperson 2014
O'Hanlon Center for the Arts – Juried "Under the Spell of Mt. Tamalpais" 2014
Open Studios – Marin Society of Artists – 2013 and 2014
Marin Society of Artists 85th Year Celebration Show – First Place
Just For You Gallery Of Fine Art - Healdsburg, CA
Marin Society of Artists 2012 – Juried "Open Fine Art Show"
Marin Society of Artists 2012 – Juried "Hidden Places &Fleeting Moments" – Honorable Mention
Wounded Warriors Benefit 2012 – Featured artist, St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, CA
Marin County Fair 2012
Marin County Fair 2011 – Blue Ribbon & Special Sponsored Award
Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties
Christina Gallery – Edgartown, MA
Studio 333 – Sausalito, CA
Marin Designer Showcases –1 in Ross, 3 in San Rafael, 1 in San Anselmo ---- Marin Co., CA
Piedmont Showcase – Piedmont, CA.
The Water Dragon Gallery – Fairfax, CA
Open Studios – Marin Co., CA
Marin Scapes – Larkspur, CA
Chromo Art Gallery – San Francisco, CA
Fidelity Arts – San Francisco, CA
Art Brokers, Inc. – Sausalito, CA
Art Source – San Francisco, CA
San Anselmo City Map - Cover Design 2002
Art & Wine Festival – San Anselmo, CA - Art design for Official Poster 2001