Intelligent Art With a Funny Bone
time working with craft kits and ‘Paint by Number’ sets. "The fruits of these activities were the only evidence of artistic interest or ability anywhere in our family tree. These two influences – the medicine and the art – were my mother’s legacy. Both would follow me for the rest of my life," Don notes. Shortly after his mother died, when he was not quite 5, Don announced that he would one day be a doctor, himself. This intention never wavered, though his interests also included community theatre and painting. "Ironically, my older brother was considered the visual artist in the family, and there was no use competing with his talent, so I spent more time on the performing arts. I even paid much of my way through college as a comic ventriloquist," he reveals.
left, Deer (Deer Diary), ballpoint, 9" x 16" above, Horse (Clothes Horse), ballpoint, 10" x 9"