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writer , art educator

Donna Marie Mariner, American Art educator, writer. Recipient Poet with Outstanding Achievement in Poetry award World of Poetry, One of World's Great Living Poets award, Golden Poet award World of Poetry, 1985, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, numerous awards for paintings and wood carvings exhibited in Canada and eastern United States.


Mariner, Donna Marie was born on August 6, 1934 in Warren, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Charles James Klenke and Mary Anne (Hackman) Francen.


Diploma, University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1948. Diploma, Famous Artists School, 1974. Certified, Pennsylvania State University, 1983.

Certified, Pennsylvania State University, 1984. Private study off campus, Edinboro State College, 1985—1987. Private study writing, Long Ridge Writers Group, 1994—1996.


Artist, Warren Art League, since 1968; woodcarver, Mariners' Art Studio, Youngsville, Pennsylvania, 1969-1997; antique restorer, Mariners' Art Studio, Youngsville, Warren, Pennsylvania, since 1970; glass etcher, Mariners' Art Studio, Youngsville, Warren, since 1984; teacher art, art studios and art leagues, Warren, since 1977; poet, World of Poetry, Sacramento, since 1982; professional artist, instructor art, secretary, World of Poetry, Sacramento, since 1970; writer, Youngsville, Warren, since 1985; professional artist, instructor art, secretary, art studios, Warren, since 1991; professional artist, instructor art, Warren, since 1970; professional artist, instructor, owner, Mariner's Art Studio and Art Gallery, Warren, since 1970. Restorer fire damaged oil paintings and antique frames.


  • Achievements include poem "Farewell to Dixie" sealed in Pegasus Time Capsule and enshrined at the World of Poetry Castle, California.


  • Other Work

    • Author numerous poems, short stories and articles, including poem Paradise published in Best Poems and Poets, 1999, and on the internet, International Library. Poetry, 1999. One-woman shows in eastern United States including Jamestown, New York, Dunkirk, New York, Buffalo, New York, Warren, Pennsylvania, Toronto, Canada, Coral Springs, Florida, Chatauqua, New York, DuBois, Altoona Pennsylvania, others.

      Painter backdrop scenery for Barbershoppers Music Group.


Secretary, treasurer Democrat Club, Youngsville, 1965-1967. Member Poetry Guild, Warren Art League, National Woodcarvers Association, International Library. Poetry, The National Library Poetry (Outstanding Poet award 1993), Poetry Guild, Famous Poets Society, International Society Poets (charter), DAV Comdrs.

Club, Warren Senior Center, California Astrology Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, sewing, glass etching, reading, traveling.


Married Donald William Mariner, October 15, 1955 (deceased November 1989). 1 child, David William.

Charles James Klenke Francen

Mary Anne (Hackman) Francen

Donald William Mariner

David William Mariner