Artist Donna Rubert was a born artist. From childhood she honed her skills and studied with renowned artist the world over. While still in her twenties she was awarded a lifetime teaching certificate for California colleges and taught her unique and realistic method of painting and drawing for 18 years. Donna enjoyed years of success with her painting - but she couldn't touch her painted subjects! So, she decided to try combining painting with sculpting, and in 1990 her first doll, "June" was born. In this one doll, Donna finally found the magic she had been searching for all of her life. Her superb oil portraits, portrait sculptures and dolls are recognized worldwide. Today, Donna lives in Roach, Missouri with her husband - and she is a beloved mother and grandmother.