Don was born and raised in New Liskeard, Ontario and has been an avid outdoorsman since early childhood. Here he achieved a deep appreciation for the dramatic natural surroundings that North Temiskaming has to offer. Birds, colorful fall leaves and iridescent feathers became of particular interest.
He started exploring the world of art as a young child doing portraiture, but was eventually captivated by sculpture, first in soapstone and then in basswood and tupelo. In 1999, he studied under world class carver, Ernie Muehlmatt. Don sets his birds in their own habitat so that the viewers may have a glimpse of nature.
Don’s work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia.