Raised in the southeastern half of the United States, Donna Shiver spent afternoons drawing comics found in the local paper. A move to the Atlanta area with family allowed opportunity to attend school, teach young children, marry, and eventually start a family north of Atlanta.
Shiver returned to school in and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing and painting from Kennesaw State University, with minor work in Art History and Italian. She draws and paints daily, including plein air sessions in charcoal and oil, does portrait work, and graphic design.
Her work has been shown across Georgia including The State Capitol, Abernathy Arts Center, The Lowe Gallery, The Mable House, Marietta/Cobb Museum, and The High Museum of Art. In the spring of 2012 Shiver began working as an auxiliary artist at Red Door Gallery on the south end of the Marietta Square. She has worked as a resident artist in local schools, taught summer camp classes at Big Shanty Art Place in Kennesaw, Georgia, and offers instruction from her home studio in Woodstock, Georgia.