Don is a watercolorist who enjoys landscape painting, and the outdoors offers an endless variety of painting opportunities. He enjoys the interesting contrast between the hard edges of buildings and soft curves of trees and foliage.
He has enjoyed art and drawing as long as he can remember. While in grade school he recalls filling paper pads with small drawings. In high school he graduated to drawing cars and portraits of classmates. He received a degree in graphic design (then called Commercial Art) before entering the Air Force. After his discharge, he earned a BA Degree in Art from California State University Los Angeles.
A 40-year career as a graphic designer fulfilled Don’s life long goal of working in the arts. Most of his work days consist of creating design concepts for logos, corporate brochures and advertisements, Awards and recognition through the years for both design and painting have come from The Society of Publication Designers in New York, American Printmakers, Cal State LA and The Pomona Valley Art Association.
In addition to individual instruction, Don has taught classes for the USAF, Michael’s Stores, Claremont Adult Education and The PVAA Art Place. He has completed numerous commissioned works and enjoys the challenge of continually improving his painting. His work has been exhibited at the Millard Sheets Gallery and Gallery SOHO in Pomona, California. Don says, “I think painting is a lot like golf, a person spends most of his life refining the game.”
Don’s graphic design and fine art examples can be viewed at www.MarkofskiCreative.com