I am a retired physician and self taught artist.  In my specialty as a Pathologist, I spent a career peering into the microscope, deciphering minute variations in colors, shapes and patterns. While deeply rooted in science, Pathology requires the patience to search for clues via hyper-attention to detail, the ability to build pictures in your mind, and the imagination to visualize the whole story from a tiny sample.


Photography is integral to my process.  While being largely faithful to the camera's eye, I am on a continual search to craft drawn images that add emotional content and artistic value.  Common items of everyday life are the raw source material for my work. My medium is colored pencil, graphite, or pen & ink on paper.  My method is realism, but realism reshaped by additions and subtractions and by modifying color, shade and shadow, reflectivity and scale.


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Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery, juried member artist,  2014 - present

Vice President, Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), Portland District Chapter 201, 2015-2017


Featured artist interviewed by Portland Art Museum's Rental Sales Gallery blog  February, 2018

CPSA “Explore This! 14”  juried group online show  February, 2018


​Broadway Gallery, Longview WA  juried group show   August, 2017


25th Annual CPSA International Exhibition, juried group show Bethesda, MD 

July, 2017 


Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Special Exhibit:  “The Fine Art of Colored Pencil & Graphite”  juried group show, Lake Oswego, Oregon, June, 2017  

CPSA “Explore This! 13”  juried group online show  February, 2017


23rd Annual CPSA International Exhibition, juried group show  Atlanta, GA

July, 2015 

North Coast Seed Studio Show, Portland Oregon, participating artist, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017


DONNA GRAHAM​


Colored Pencil Drawings

Pen & Ink Drawings