Don’s paintings and photography explore the rich interpretive intersection between color, form and meaning. By following and re-imaging ancient artifacts, places and feelings; he seeks to have a great time doing it. Many the images are from the confines of the COVID lockdown and rediscovering local landscapes.

 

Photography offers Don a current way of exploring our environment as we degrade  much of it. The photos are manipulated and digitally painted shown as either prints or used as a starting point for his paintings. Don earned a BFA at The San Francisco Art Institute in Painting and studied with various photographers, including Ansel Adams.

Education 

San Francisco Art Institute BFA painting 1984-1986

Santa Rosa Junior College Drawing 1984-1985

Sonoma State University Painting and Print Making 1983-1984

Kendall School of Design BFA Graphic Design 1969-1971

Ansel Adams Workshops 1979-1980

Awards 

Marin County Fair Best in Division 1997

Sonoma County Community Foundation Fellowship 1991

Marin County Fair Best of Show 1990

California Arts Council Grant 1987

Sobel Scholarship 1986

Exhibitions 

Christie Marks Gallery Santa Rosa CA 2016

Graton Gallery Graton, CA 2015

Gallery Route One Point Reyes CA 2015

O'Hanlon Center For The Arts, Mill Valley CA 2014

Riverfront Art Gallery Petaluma, CA 2014

Cinco Gallery San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 2013

Victoria Story Gallery  Denver, CO. 2004

The Benefit Show  Santa Rosa Museum  2003

Kunsthaus 22  San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 1997

Claudia Chapline Gallery Stinson Beach, CA. 1997

Marin County Fair Marin County, CA. 1997

Claudia Chapline Gallery Stinson Beach, CA. 1995

Canard Fine Art Napa, CA. 1994

Gango Gallery Portland, OR. 1994

Press House Gallery Sonoma, CA. 1993

Claudia Chapline Gallery Stinson Beach, CA. 1993

Gango Gallery Portland, OR. 1993

Fine Art Gallery Santa Rosa, CA. 1992

Claudia Chapline Gallery Stinson Beach, CA. 1992

Bridge Gallery San Francisco, CA. 1991

Rodney Strong Windsor, CA. 1991

Axis Gallery San Francisco, CA. 1991

Q Gallery Santa Rosa,CA. 1990

Falkirk Cultural Center San Rafael, CA. 1989

1078 Gallery Chico State University, CA. 1989

Sonoma Hills Gallery Petaluma, CA. 1988

Artist Gallery Inverness, CA. 1988

Wilshire Ebell Art Salon Los Angeles, CA. 1987

The Mill Gallery Petaluma, CA.1987

Falkirk Cultural Center San Rafael, CA. 1986

Diego Rivera Gallery San Francisco, CA. 1986

Golden Rose Gallery Boulder, CO. 1984

Southern Exposure Gallery San Francisco, CA. 1983

Intersection Gallery San Francisco, CA. 1982

Cameravision Gallery Los Angeles, CA. 1981

The Darkroom Gallery Denver, CO. 1981