Donna was born in the Northwest. Growing up in a railroad family, she lived and traveled in many areas of the country Her dad's love of history and being an avid reader plus a mother and aunt's flair for art gave her an added enriched education.

She has a degree in education, history and art with a Masters in Special Education and Learning Disabilities. Donna has taught almost every grade level since 1967 and Elementary Art for the last 12 years with the Omaha Public Schools.

She has retired from O.P.S now, but still substitutes and continues to work on her own art and photography career. She has taught for 28 years and has worked in the arts for 38 years. Her special love is with photography, pastel and oil painting. She does all the filming, printing, and production of her products. Every frameable piece is printed on archival paper with archival inks.

She is a member of the MidAmerica Pastel Society , the NAPP National Association of Photoshop Professionals and The Sarpy Area Arts Council, which focuses on uniting and introducing the arts to the public and businesses.

Former art before 1987 is under the name of Throener.

Her art is in many private and business collections.

Her school website was: http// (just click on the icon with Eklund on it.) They still have an abridged version up yet. You can see some of the wonderful work the students in both her assigned schools have done.

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