Don was born and raised in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Still today this spacious country of Wyoming and the West is the inspiration for his paintings, collected widely by those what have an affinity for the land, wildlife and the outdoor sporting life. Don holds BA, MS and MFA degrees in fine art. He is a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America, the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, and the Western Artists of America. He is also listed in Who’s Who in American Art.