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About Donald Evenson​

“In my paintings, I try to capture the peaceful tranquility, solitude and beauty, the diverse formations and the colors focused primarily on the landscapes of the Southwest. While most of my larger canvases are painted in the studio, they all begin as outdoor studies en plain air, on location where the subtleties of the rapidly changing light and color conditions are an inspiration that enable me to best capture the place and moment.”


Donald Evenson was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and grew up experiencing the outdoors. 

Today, he enjoys traveling to many worldwide outdoor locations sketching and painting en Plein Air. 

After studying painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, and design and illustration at the Academy of Art College, also in San Francisco, he began a career as a commercial artist in the Bay Area. He has worked as an illustrator for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle and graphic artist and designer for Honeywell, in Phoenix. He has also produced numerous murals and commissioned works for corporate businesses and residential clients. 

The past 7 years he has devoted his time and energy to travel and painting, and art shows.

His work has appeared in numerous galleries and private collections throughout the world. He is a member of the Sonoran Arts League and Oil Painters of America. 

Presently, his studio and home is in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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