In 1979 Don began taking art lessons from a local artist. Once through the basics, and after completing several paintings with the instructor, he went off on his own. Don read a lot of art history, visited museums, art galleries and shows, while at the same time beginning to develop his current style.
Don currently volunteers at the Salem, NH Senior Services Center giving free, weekly painting lessons to emerging artists. He also offers a series of five weekly semi-private acrylic workshops for experienced artists currently using acrylics or any other painting medium for a fee. These take place in his home studio in Windham, NH. For those folks new to acrylics, the workshops will provide hands on experience on how to work with this fast drying, versatile medium. Experienced acrylic artists will learn new methods and approaches to get the most from this wonderful paint.