Welcome to the official website of the award-winning artist Don Sayers.
Don’s painting style evokes emotion through thoughtfully placed line and color. The bones of each piece of art is the underlying drawing which often incorporate both tightly rendered and gestural elements. In fact, to Don the drawing is equally important to paint color choice and application. Significant compositional aspects of the painting are driven by the spin and visualization the underlying drawing gives the piece. Don's paint medium is acrylic, which he applies on yupo synthetic, canvas, or board.
The Iowa State Fair was Don’s first state-level exhibit; he was in fourth grade. During Junior High his style evolved through making chalk copies of MAD magazine artwork. A career in clinical psychology and social work intervened until he rediscovered drawing at the age of 46. Don studied with dozens of talented instructors in the US and Mexico since that midlife awakening. Inspiration comes from his painting travels in such diverse locales as British Columbia, Chiapas, the Marquesas, and Colorado. His artwork earns local, regional, and national attention.