BACKGROUND
Practicing veterinarian in Panama City, Florida since 1972 (now semi-retired). Don has taken many workshops from nationally known artists. Much of his subject matter has come from his extensive travels around the world. He is now available to teach workshops on a limited basis. Locally, he has been teaching watercolor classes in his studio since 2002.


SIGNATURE MEMBER
•Watercolor West
•Southern Watercolor Society
•Florida Watercolor Society
•Texas Watercolor Society
•Georgia Watercolor Society
•Louisiana Watercolor Society
•Pennsylvania Watercolor Society
•Kentucky Watercolor Society
•Missouri Watercolor Society
•Watercolor Society of Alabama
•San Diego Watercolor Society
•Watercolor and Arts Society of Houston
•Tallahassee Watercolor Society
•Red River Watercolor Society
•Hudson Valley Art Association
•Western Federation of Watercolor Societies
•American Artists Professional League--Fellow maxima cum laude
•Allied Artists of America--Elected member

 


JURIED MEMBER (Accepted in one or more annual exhibits)

•National Watercolor Society Open Juried (once) and members only exhibit-(three times)
•Transparent Watercolor Society of America (two times)
•Philadelphia Watercolor Society


OTHER EXHIBITS
•Adirondacks National Exhibit of American Watercolors (3 times)
•Signature American Watercolor Exhibit (3 times)
•Hilton Head Art League, Kansas Watercolor Society, New England Watercolor Society, Mississippi Watercolor Society, Montana Watercolor Society, Pike's Peak Art League, Green Mountain Watercolor Society, and many others.

AWARDS
•Winsor & Newton Award- 104th Annual Exhibit Allied Artists of America NYC (2017) 
•Colorado Watercolor Society Award-2017 Pikes Peak Watercolor Society Exhibit
•Jack Richeson Award-68th Texas Watercolor Society Exhibit (2017)
•Silver Award 2017 Tallahassee Watercolor Society Annual TriState Exhibit
•Historic Terrace Theater Award 2017 Arts in Harmony, Elk River Arts Alliance
•Purchase Patron Award 2017 Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition
•Best of Show-2016 Tallahassee Watercolor Society Brushstrokes Exhibit
•2nd Place-2016 Missouri Watercolor Society Members Exhibit
•Honorable Mention- 2016 Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Members Exhibit
•Purchase Patron Award--2016 Kansas Watercolor Society Annual Exhibit
•Silver Award (2nd Place)-2016 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibit
•Blick Award-2016 Missouri Watercolor Society Annual Exhibit
•Cover Art May 1, 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
•Honorable Mention-Richeson 75 Landscape and Architecture 2016 Exhibit
•Merit Award-Tallahassee Watercolor Society 2016 TriState Exhibit
•Canson Award-Texas Watercolor Society 67th Annual Exhibit
•Noel Quinn Award (one of top 3 equal awards) 2015 NWS Members Exhibit
•Jack Richeson Award-2015 Texas Watercolor Society 66th Annual Exhibit
•Eleanor Ahern Memorial Award (best use of color)-2015 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibit
•Richard Greenwood Memorial Award-115th Anniversary 2015 Philadelphia Watercolor Society Exhibit
•Golden Colors Award-2015 Red River Watercolor Society Annual Exhibit
•Merit Award-2015 GWS Members Exhibit
•Ampersand/Cash Award 2015 TaWS Annual Brushstrokes Exhibit
•Claude Parsons Memorial Award-86th Grand National-American Artists Professional League 2014
•Canson Award-2014 Montana Watercolor Society Exhibit
•Eunice Porte Memorial Cash Award-2014 San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibit
•Jay Finley Award (#3 award)-2014 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibit
•Merit Award-2014 Missouri Watercolor Society Invitational Exhibit
•Thomas R. Betts Memorial Award-2013 LSU Animals in Art Exhibit
•Dick Blick Award-2013 PWS Exhibit
•Merit Award-44th Annual River road Show (LAAG) 2013
•Murray Wentworth AWS Memorial Award-79th Annual Hudson Valley Art Association
•F&W/Strathmore Award-2013 Pike's Peak Watercolor Exhibit
•Arthur E. Baker Memorial Award-2012 ANEAW Exhibit (Old Forge)
•Cuthbert's Mill Award-2011 TWS Annual Exhibit
•Silver Award-2010 TaWS Annual Tristates Exhibit
•Winsor & Newton Award (2nd place water media)-AAPL 83rd Grand National Exhibit
•Merit Award-Judith Ryan Williams Annual Nature/Wildlife Exhibit 2011
•Silver Award-2013 TaWS Annual Brushstrokes Exhibit
•Finalist-Richeson 75 Nature and Wildlife and Landscape/Architectural 2013/14
•Jack Richeson Award-2007 Southern Watercolor Society Annual Exhibit
•San Antonio Watercolor Group Award- 2000 Southern Watercolor Society Annual Exhibit


PUBLICATIONS
•Best of America Watermedia 2010 and 2011
•Best of Worldwide Watermedia 2012
•Artistic Touch 5
•Artistic Touch 6
•International Contemporary Artists Vol I through IX

ARTIST'S STATEMENT: My paintings frequently employ a combination of realism and impressionism, with a touch of abstract design. My newer paintings including the Animal Series reflects a connection with the animal as if both animal and viewer are aware of the other. In addition, I attempt to apply the illusion of detail in many works so that viewers can use their imagination to complete the image. Sometimes, less is more! Enjoy your tour through the galleries!


For demonstrations of recent paintings, go to the "Featured" Gallery, click on the particular demo, and then click "slideshow" in right hand upper corner.