LaDonna Thoms is a Colorado Native. She attended school here in Estes Park where she studied art from long-time residents, Paula Stiege and Herb Thompson, before moving to Tucson, Arizona, where she graduated from high school and took a photography and art class at Pima Community College. LaDonna moved back to Estes Park in the early 80s, where she met and married her husband Steve, and has lived here ever since.
After her son grew up and got married, LaDonna finally returned to her artwork as a serious artist. She enjoys working with the medium of graphite producing black and white images. Her current works of art are inspired by her love of animals both domestic and wild.