Don taught art education in Calgary, Alberta for 35 years. In the last 5 years since retiring, he has pursued his passion for painting, golf, travel, grand children and outdoor activities like running and biking. Don has participated in extension courses at ACAD and Red Deer Collage.
Don worked with all levels of schools but taught primarily in junior and senior high. He was an Art Consultant with Calgary Board of Education, a University Associate at The University of Calgary in Faculty of Secondary Fine Arts and Elementary Education. Active in the ATA’s Fine Arts Council, he served one term as provincial President. He has earned a B.Ed. and M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning.
Although his area of interest in art is broad, Don has primarily focused on drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. He has also had experience with Children’s Theatre, set and costume design, advertising design, and illustrating children’s stories such as ‘A Paint Brush for Piccolo’
When painting, my focus is on color, emotion, light and the impact they have on our perception of, and experience with the world around us. Image impacts us at a very real and complex level. I try to paint so that the image impact is also complex yet emotional.