Don is a native of the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area and currently resides some 15 miles north in Liberty Township, Ohio. He attended University of Cincinnati's DAAP and graduated with a BFA in Printmaking. Since graduation he pursued a career in the printing/prepress industries, with only brief forays into fine art related projects. Although Don grew up and was trained during the abstract expressionist and concept-oriented mid-century art scene, he has always felt a closer affinity with the currents and movements of the early 20th century. He currently works in a contemporary realist style, incorporating influences from the American Impressionists.