Donna Summer (1948–)
Donna Summer was born Donna Adrian Gaines on December 31, 1948 in Boston MA. Throughout her musical and artistic careers, Donna Summer's creative talents have taken her to new levels of artistic exploration and innovation. A self-trained artist and avid painter for more than 15 years, she has emerged as a creator of bold dramatic images radiating the same energy and fervent passion as her acclaimed music. The pervasive rhythms and striking colors of her imagery have grown increasingly intense and vibrant as she has explored new media, styles, and subjects. Summer's visual art incorporates stylistic elements of European "naïve" and expressionistic art - with color employed as a means of conveying emotion - while her imagery is frequently based on themes from her own music.