UPDATE on Dec. 21, 2023: Douglass Arts would like to “Thank All of Our Patrons” who supported us during our art show this past Saturday and Sunday. Also, a big thank you to our new Hiddenbrooke supporters who came and took an interest in Don’s work. By request, Douglass Arts has extended this “All Things Authentic” show through the end of this week and next weekend to accommodate those who could not come by this past weekend. Call 707-321-8534 to set a day and time for an appointment.
UPDATE on Dec. 16, 2023: Don’t miss Don’s gallery show happening this weekend. His home is overflowing with his paintings as well as rare imported artworks. See photo gallery additions below.
Don Douglass has celebrated art all his life and in retirement he has opened a studio and gallery in his Hiddenbrooke home. For 15 years, Don was a Regional Fine Arts Officer for the Federal Government’s General Services Administration’s Art in Architecture Program where he oversaw the commissioning of artworks by major American artists that were placed in federal buildings and courthouses throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii.
Don began selling his own paintings around 1990 and his portrait art now hangs nearby at Jesse Bethel High School and the Solano County College, but also in places across the United States and as far away as Costa Rica and Europe. His current works focus on African/ethnic expressions, landscapes and abstract works using the simple patterns, images and colors found in African masks and art. Also, he continues to accept commissions for portraits and other subjects. “Art feeds me,” Don says. “I like how my art makes people happy.” See samples of Don’s artwork below, including “Sunset at Hiddenbrooke” which is at the top of the page. The oil-on-canvas portraits are of (from left to right): Bill Thurston, Educator; Dean Unger, Architect; and John Burris, Attorney.
Last weekend, Don participated in the annual Vallejo Open Studio project that coordinated gallery showings across the City. Don will open his home studio at 2624 Marshfield Road in Hiddenbrooke for a free, public gallery showing on Saturday, December 16, and Sunday, December 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. No reservations are necessary, but you may contact Don at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-321-8534.