Meet the talent behind our Emerald Coast art.


The outstanding Emerald Coast art displayed throughout the convention center is the work of well-known local artist Donna Burgess. We are delighted to work with Donna and to offer her unique coastal perspective for visitors to enjoy.


Visit Donna’s gallery, mention that you saw her artwork at the Emerald Coast Convention Center and receive a free 8" x 10" signed print!


Biographical Sketch

Donna is a native of the Emerald Coast and has been active in the art scene for more than two decades. Her artwork includes watercolors, acrylics, and mixed mediums on paper and canvas. Donna’s artistic vision translates the true beauty of the Emerald Coast through memorable, color-washed scenes. With emerald-green water and sugar-white sand as her backdrop, she captures the essence of life along this magical coast. Sealife, nature’s treasures, sunsets and sunrises become real under her brush as the artist adds a bit of herself to each piece.


Donna studied with the best to perfect her style but admittedly draws her greatest inspiration from her talented mother. Now, Donna enjoys passing her artistic legacy to her own daughters as they develop their own unique abilities.


With galleries in Sandestin, FL, her paintings are widely collected. Her work has been commissioned and collected by presidents and international corporations. Donna’s signature designs feature scenes of coastal life, such as tin-roof beach cottages, animals and children at play, and whimsical marine creatures. However, Donna is most gratified when one of her works finds its way home with an Emerald Coast visitor.


Order from Donna’s gallery here.


Visit Donna Burgess at

585 Grand Boulevard

Suite 102

Miramar Beach, FL 32550