About the Artist...
Don died in
2010. His wife, Judy, continues to manage his Sundown Studio selling his
limited edition prints from their home atop a cedar and oak covered ridge
overlooking the Zumbro River near Rochester, Minnesota. From this high vantage
point, Don could watch eagles, herons, egrets, Canada geese, turkey vultures
and a variety of ducks as they passed almost in front of his eyes. He loved
nature and often included it in his paintings.
accomplished in pencil, ink, the almost lost art of etching and in oil,
watercolor and gouache. He enjoyed painting a variety of subjects including
Midwestern and Southwestern landscapes, portraits, old buildings and so much
art background was polished by over 50 years experience as an artist, including
several years with Josten's, a firm which saw many of its art staff become some
of Minnesota's premier fine artists, especially in the wildlife genre.
exhibited at many nationally juried, prestigious art shows. These included the
National Wildlife Art Show in Kansas City and the Oklahoma Wildlife Art Show in
Tulsa. He was a founding member of the Southeast Minnesota Visual Artists
(SEMVA) Cooperative Gallery in Rochester, Minnesota and owned his own gallery
in Alma, Wisconsin for several years.