Donald E Brown, a Portland, Oregon artist, specializes in capturing the unique character and personality of his subjects through his fauvist style portraiture. He particularly enjoys painting portraits of dogs, cats, kids, and other animals, but also does abstract work and landscapes.
When painting a commission, Donald's artistic process involves interviewing his clients and choosing a color palette that is specific to the subject, allowing the client to participate in the creation of the piece.
For Donald, the eyes are the most important aspect of a painting, as they convey the subject's soul and being. He is skilled in using color to enhance the eyes and bring out the expression of his subjects. He generally works with acrylic paints on canvas, and occasionally includes other media. While square canvases are his preference, he is flexible and adapts to the needs of the client and the composition of the piece.
Donald received his initial art training at Western Michigan University, and was influenced by a variety of artists at The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia, as well as through his participation in the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach, California. Through his art, Donald aims to capture the essence of his subjects and bring their unique personalities to life with color.
Address: 7830 SW 40th Ave., Suite 4 Portland OR 97219