Don was born and raised in New Liskeard, Ontario and has been an avid outdoorsman since early childhood. Here he achieved a deep appreciation for the dramatic natural surroundings that North Temiskaming has to offer. Birds, colorful fall leaves and iridescent feathers became of particular interest.
He started exploring the world of art as a young child doing portraiture, but was eventually captivated by carving, first in soapstone and then in basswood and tupelo. Don sets his birds in their own habitat so that the viewers may have a glimpse of nature.
Don’s work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia.
While the majority of Don’s work is commissioned it may be obtained at Laura’s Art Shoppe in Cobalt Ontario, Blooms and Loons in Temagami, Perivale Gallery on Manitolin Island, Sunflower Gallery in Sundridge, Craft Cabin in Oxtongue and from his studio in Huntsville.