About the Artist
Don’s latest work has been exploring themes of isolation with the subjects in his paintings being lost or disconnected from their environment. A number of his paintings center on a small, lonely robot. The often blank expression of this robot allows the viewer to bring their own emotional context to the paintings.
“These paintings started during a period of my life where everything was changing. I was newly married, newly unemployed, and soon to be a new father. Feeling a bit un-tethered, I went to my easel which was a place I had avoided for almost twenty years.”
In addition to his personal work, Don started Free Art Friday Hammonton. For over 2 years artists from the Hammonton area have donated their art to lucky “art hunters” in the community. To date Free Art Friday Hammonton has placed over 150 free pieces of art into the world. Don is also the President and one of the founding members of Art Club Hammonton, a group dedicated to bringing attention to the fine arts in Southern New Jersey. Started in March of 2020, Art Club Hammonton has curated several gallery shows, and hosts both a monthly live streaming show dedicated to the arts, as well as bi-monthly drawing sessions.
Don’s work has been seen at PhilaMOCA, ArtWORKS Trenton, Noyes Arts Garage, and Moerder Tattoos & Gallery.
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