Dona Teare is a symbolist painter & printmaker that works in acrylics on wood panels and in drypoint. Her work encapsulates the darker side of being a woman and mother in neon colors. She is largely influenced by Odilon Redon, the French symbolist painter, Dorothea Tanning, Frida Kahlo and the Japanese Superflat movement founded by Takashi Murakami. She received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a wife and mother of two boys.