Donna wasn’t looking for or, for that matter, the old guy; she Googled an artist she was seeking information about, and she stumbled upon which features the artist she was seeking.  Donna made an inquiry of me about the site: recognizing her talents, I bagged and tagged her.  Thanks, Donna, for agreeing to be part of


Donna Durbin, is a professional fiber artist and mixed media artist, speaker, and teacher. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Fibers from Texas Woman’s University in 1991.

Donna was born in Waco, Texas, but, with the exception for two years in Chiang Mai, Thailand, has lived in Houston since 1974.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally as far away as Kyoto, Japan.  Her “Texas in Bloom” tapestry was commissioned in 2001 for the lobby of the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Plano, Texas.  Her contemporary fiber art and stitched paper collages are in the collections of American Airlines, The Sabre Group in Fort Worth, Exxon Upstream in Houston, and other public, corporate and private collections.
She received a 2003 Cultural Arts Council Grant for her new interactive art installation, “Lifting the Veil” which explores the archetype of love, marriage and relationship.

She presents programs on textiles as a feminine artform to a variety of organizations including Unity Church of Christianity, Contemporary Handweavers of Houston, C.G. Jung Center, Brigid’s Place and others.

“I use soft materials to weave in feminine principles of impermanence, fragility, memories and the quiet voices of ancestral tradition. Combined with the resilient strength of spirit, these art pieces become a metaphor for the life/death/rebirth cycle of human experience.  My purpose is to touch people’s spirits with beauty and healing.”

Donna’s Galleries

Donna’s Updates

Donna’s “Lost Identity #4” was juried into the 6th Annual Juried Exhibition at Archway Gallery in Houston.  The show began on July 12 and will continue through the  30th.

Donna is available to present programs on textiles as a feminine art form, teaches the art of self-promotion and marketing for artists, and provides textile conservation and repair.



Mixed Media Tapestry


Mixed Media Tapestry

Blue Maze

Mixed Media Tapestry

A Visit with Monet

Mixed Media Tapestry

In the Past

Mixed Media

Blue Shutters

Mixed Media

Man with Fish

Stiched Collage: handmade papers, photograph, found images, metallic thread

5th Wedding Anniversay

Stitched Collage: handmade papers, photographs, color copies, found images, metallic thread

Shadow Dance, 2001

Mixed Media: wedding dress, net, lace, ink, rusted grid

Stories, 2003

Mixed Media: Gauze on Vellum