Self-taught Melbourne-based artist, Donina Asera, has been honing her eye from an early age while she watched her grandfather paint still-lifes and landscapes in his studio. While she has always drawn, Donina has also experimented in photography (digital and large-format film), and various forms of printmaking.

She began painting on canvases in late 2018 and in March 2020 during lockdown, felt that her work had reached the maturity required to make them saleable.

Donina has since been selected for the juried Art2Life International Art Exhibition in 2020, selected as a finalist of the Artlovers Australia 2021 Art Prize, and a finalist of the Art to Art 2021 Unearthed Art Prize.