Comissions and download items are no longer available. As of September 2014 the "Art Of Don" website will become a ghost of the past. It has become too time consuming and costly for me to maintain it. I've enjoyed sharing this bit of my life with you for the past several years and thank you for your visits but now it's time to move on. --Ol' Don
By clicking on any
of the flyouts or underlined links you can tour the rooms of our gallery so
relax, browse a while and I hope you'll bookmark this site for a return visit because things do change now
and then. Your visit is appreciated as are any thoughts or questions you may want to
share. Click on the e-mail animation
above or the link at the top of the pages if you'd like to send Ol' Don an e-note.
Here you'll find help with CARVING FACES then add
emphasis to your carvings by using some of the EXPRESSIONS shown on this reference page.
It was quite an honor to be the recipient of the 2010 Ron Ryan award at the Artistry in Wood show held annually in Dayton, Ohio. My sincerest thanks to all those involved in the nominating process!!
At the Gathering of Woodcarvers reunion in Samonauk, Illinois, July 2013, Caricature Carvers of America (CCA) president Floyd Rhadigan presented me with a lifetime achievement award for all the years of my promoting caricature drawing/carving as a legitimate art form. Was a nice surprise and my thanks to the CCA.
(and here's a short VIDEO clip of Ol' Don at Carv-Fest several years ago)
Commissioned carving, 2009
(There have been others but this was one of my favorites)