About

 

 
 

Don Sayers is an award-winning artist based outside of Boulder, Colorado.

Don’s painting style evokes emotion through thoughtfully placed line and color. The bones of each piece of art are the underlying drawings, which often incorporate both tightly rendered and gestural elements. In fact, to Don, the drawing is equally important to the paint color choice and application. Significant compositional aspects of the painting are driven by the spin and visualization that the underlying drawing gives the piece. Don's paint medium is acrylic, which he applies on yupo synthetic paper, 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 has studied with dozens of talented instructors in the US and Mexico since that midlife awakening. Inspiration comes from painting his travels in such diverse locales as British Columbia, Chiapas, the Marquesas, and Colorado. He is an active participant in the figure drawing & painting groups of Boulder and Longmont. Don's artwork earns local, regional, and national attention.

Please get better acquainted with Don and his artwork by perusing the pages of this website including the online gallery. If you are interested in purchasing, commissioning, or showing his artwork, please contact Don directly.

 Title: Girl and Bridge (detail)

Title: Girl and Bridge (detail)