Teacher Bios for The Artist in U presented by Unity Health

Donna Hohn (April 25th)

Donna Tate Hohn was born in Newport, Arkansas.  She grew up on the family farm in the Pennington Community and graduated from Grubbs High School in 1971.  Donna started selling portraits in high school to her friends and family.

She is a self-taught artist who just loves to draw and spend time with the people she is drawing.  Her favorite reward from her art is seeing the happiness a well-drawn portrait can bring to people.  It is especially meaningful to her to do memorial portraits where she can help preserve a loving memory.

Penny Jo Pausch (April 25th)

Penny Jo Pausch completed her BFA from A-state in 2015 with an emphasis in studio painting.  She is inspired by her faith in God, her life happenings, people around her, animals, nature’s beauty and her childhood memories.  She takes these contents and explores them with her fun sense of color and childlike curiosity.  She strives to learn something new and grow in each piece of art she makes, with hopes to influence the world around her in a positive God-inspiring way.

Trish Corder (May 23rd)

Trish Corder has been an art teacher at Ozarka College in Ash Flat for 13 years.  She’s taught a wide range of artistic mediums.  Trish is a member of the Arkansas League of Artists and a signature member of Midsouthern Watercolorists.

Ashleigh Davidson (May 23rd)

Ashleigh Davidson is a resident of Trumann, AR, where she teaches art at Trumann Elementary. When she is not teaching, she is busy creating pieces for her shop, Hivemind. Davidson’s pieces feature themes of nature through the use of animal imagery, natural gemstones, and electroformed copper. Her pieces are assembled, copper plated, polished, and finished by hand, with each piece accumulating more than 48 hours of work time.

Maggie Maddison (June 27th)

Maggie Maddison is a 17 year old artist from Little Rock, Arkansas who was a hit with her performance art at the 10th Annual Delta Visual Arts Show.  She is an accomplished artist who has a wonderful way with children and will teach an exciting workshop at the Downtown Entertainment Series.

Carol Davis (June 27th)

Carol Davis is a paint pouring artists who specializes in bright colorful paintings made using a number of pouring techniques.  She will lead the students through several of the techniques as they make their own pour painting.  You can see her work at Carol Davis Creations.

Debra Jackson (July 25th)

Bio coming soon.

Dewana McIntosh (July 25th)

Dewana McIntosh is a Nationally Board Certified Art Educator with a passion for creating vibrant compositions on unique surfaces. She is a BFA graduate from ASU-Jonesboro where she emphasized her studies in printmaking. This foundational technique shows up in many of McIntosh’s paintings where she builds up the background using printed patterns. McIntosh’s work evokes memories from a period in rural history that many people can relate to. Her style is bold, contemporary, and expressive. dewana’s work is part of private collections across the US and has been included in several juried national shows. In addition to painting dewana has most recently began to revisit a former passion of woodcut prints. Come by her booth, Earth Shake Harmony, to visit and view her newest creations!

Amy Morris (August 22nd)

Bio coming soon.

Peggy Meitzen (August 22nd)

Bio coming soon.

Brenda Lawrence (September 26th)

Bio coming soon.

Don Smith (September 26th)

Don Smith was born in Newport, Arkansas.  He started producing art when he was 7 years old.  Don earned a BFA in Art & Graphic Design as Arkansas State University.  He is the owner of Signs by Don Smith and does creative abstract paintings that are exhibited at the Delta Visual Arts Show each year.