about donna

Welcome to my studio!



I grew up in the historic town of Plymouth, MA. Having six brothers and five sisters, there was no time or money for art classes. As a little girl I would make centerpieces with candles and flowers and go around the neighborhood selling them. I spent hours cracking open rocks and discovering the pictorial images within them. In school I took every creative class available, from art to chorus, band, sewing, cooking. I was part of the art and drama clubs. My need to create and overactive imagination led me to discover a variety of media in the realm of art to express myself- all of which continue to this day. My love of art and nature inspired me to become an art teacher. Through art, my students create, discover, share, and develop ideas that become the basis for their art works. My role as a teacher is to stimulate a love of art through positive life-long learning experiences and to help students develop their talents.

    • M.Ed., Education from Antioch New England
    • B.A., Fine Arts / Education from Notre Dame College
    • Art Teacher for 24 years in the Nashua School System
    • Pottery Teacher for 16 years at Rivier University
    • Member of NH Art Educators Association
    • Member of the NH Potter's Guild
    • Member of the Nashua Teacher's Union


Select Art Shows

Annual Student Art Shows at Nashua High School
Art Shows and Poetry Readings at Barnes & Nobles, Nashua, N.H.
Art Shows at Bedford and Nashua  N.H. Public Libraries
Art Shows at Rivier College


Additional Community Activities

Coordinated, designed and painted recycling containers at Nashua Recycling Center with Nashua High School students.

Participated in Earth Day Celebration,  "Protecting the Environment is a Class Act" and won prize monies for Nashua High School.

Guest speaker, fundraiser and designer of "Quilt Pins" for Worlds Aids Day.  Students created pins that were sold and donated funds raised to the Southern N.H. Aids task Force.

Coordinated and made A.B.C. quilts with High School Students and donated to Aids Babies.  

Coordinated and implemented Artist and Residence programs at Bicentennial Elementary School with artists Kit Cornell and Robert Rosell.

Volunteer activities with the Benedictine Sisters of Regina Pacis, Green Briar Nursing Home, Mount Carmel, Langdon Place, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Soup Kitchens and Keystone Hall Rehab Center.

Pear Tree Studio Arts, 72 Tirrell Road, Bedford, NH 03110


© Donna M. Pereira, 2015