My name is don wright and this is my digital scrap book and record. I hope you enjoy the images as much as I did creating them. All of art on this site is copyright don wright, and may not be reproduced without my consent. If you have any questions regarding my art, I welcome you to contact me at donwrightart@gmail.com

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Monday, 23 December 2019

Art T's

I struck up a relationship with an incredible print/image shop. The name of the company is A Stitch N Love here in my home town of Sturgeon Falls. It is very important for me to shop local and I am blessed to have this. We have been working together to create some really beautiful quality art T's. I am also able to make custom T's, on the fly. This is NOT an automated process. This is a human process with real people creating real product. The image technician is passionate and engaged. The shop is well set up and the ownership is insistent about being the best. 

My Art T's will be available in all sizes and colors, however, I honestly feel that the white lines on black shirt are the best. They are the best representation of my digidoodle art and this is what I will be stocking.


Temagami Trout and Loon ~ a la cabine

New Beginnings

Peace Heron

Towering Pines

Why do I prefer white lines on black background?

My art is created with a black marker on white paper.
The act of reversing the image,
is representative of transformation and reconciliation.
Black becomes white and white become black
To me, this principle is divine, and allows me to feel a sense of resolution.
There are 2 sides to a coin, there is yin and yang, 
There is night and day, there is good and bad,
there is happiness and sorrow and there is life and death.
We cant have one without the other. 
We can not understand or fully appreciate unless we embrace this.




Friday, 20 December 2019

Save Solace

Save Solace from Destruction
Stop the Turner Road
Save the Solace Wildlands for our Grandchildren


Thursday, 19 December 2019

doodle on water color

doodle on water color don wright 2019

A friend of mine gave me a water color set. I want to learn how to paint with water color. I gave it a whirl. It was fun to see how colors react to varying water. The idea is to create a water color background for my doodle art. This is a proof of concept.
I think the background is too busy but fun. I think the lines need to be bolder. These lines are only 2 times around the lap. I usually go 3 or 4 but frankly couldnt be bothered to finish..lol. Perhaps if someone likes it, I will finish it, otherwise I am going to continue the journey.


Monday, 9 December 2019

Tribute to the Woodland Frog

Tribute to the Woodland Frog ~ don wright 2019
18x24 on canvas
$100.00

frog and butterfly

frog and butterfly ~ don wright 2019
20x20 Acrylic on Canvas
$100.00

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Heron Turtle Dragonfly

Heron Turtle Dragonfly - don wright 2019
20x20 Acrylic and Sharpie on Canvas
$100

Stress Relief

Stress Relief - don wright 2019
20x20 Acrylic and Sharpie on Canvas
$100.00

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Temagami Trout and Loon Art T Shirt

Don Wright Art on a T-Shirt

Temagami Trout and Loon Art T Shirt
don wright 2019


$30.00 plus $15.00 shipping
This shirt will be created especially for you so please allow for a one week delivery.


Monday, 2 December 2019

L'esprit de la truite ~ The Spirit of the Trout - Limited Edition Coffee Cups

L'esprit de la truite ~ The Spirit of the Trout ~ don wright 2019

SOLD OUT!


L'esprit de la truite ~ The Spirit of the Trout 
Digidoodle Coffee Mugs
by don wright 


L'esprit de la truite ~ The Spirit of the Trout 
Image Coffee Mugs
by don wright




Friday, 29 November 2019

Frog and Turtle - Joy in the Wetlands

Frog and Turtle - don wright 2019
20x20 Acrylic and Sharpie on Canvas
SOLD

Joy in the Wetlands - don wright 2019
20x20 Acrylic and Sharpie on Canvas
SOLD

Thursday, 28 November 2019

The Wetlands Turtle Theme


The Wetlands Turtle Theme

I live on the river and close to wetlands and swamps and I decided to explore a theme with a series of art. I will be exploring a number of different wetlands creatures and ideas which will culminate with a large canvas mural. The mural will incorporate everything I explored. It will be the largest piece of art I have created and is in honor of the Turtle.



Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Merlin

Merlin - Rest in Peace
Our friend Merlin passed away. He was 17.5 years old.
He used to kick my ass at cat games.
My buddy will miss him.

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Greta and Jack Memorial


GRETA AND JACK MEMORIAL

I love doing commissions. People send me pictures and or we talk about what they like and what they envision. Most of my art is either people identifying with animals or portraying family structure. A lot of times it is memorial art. Art that marks an occasion such as the passing of a loved one.


Meet Greta, the Red Ear Slider. She was a friend of my friend for 27 years! Greta lived to be a ripe old age of 35. Greta was in tune with her family and liked music and could read emotion. Greta was a very intelligent friend and she will be missed.

Meet Jack. Jack disappeared. There is always something so unfinal when a friend just disappears. Greta and Jack were friends.

So the animal family just hangs out...the turtle, the cat, the dogs.

I pondered for a while about a turtle friend who lived 35 years. I never stopped to think about that before....27 years of friendship creates bonds. Turtles are a lot smarter than we might think. So I wanted to push my own boundaries a bit. I decided that I should become a turtle. 

I wanted to move my own artistic yardstick with this little project. I zoomed into town to get canvas and there was only one. This means that I had to do it right the first time, so I decided to dig out the big paper and acrylics and do some practice visualizations.


The One on the Left                                The Colorful Turtle

The paper is too big and would cost an arm and a leg to frame. The idea was to let a few ideas flow and then translate them onto my single canvas. I fell in love with The One on the Left and despised the Colorful Turtle on the right. My friend, on the other hand was in love with the colorful turtle, so I decided to redo it on to 16x20 paper to see. I just didnt feel confident that it was worthy of this commission.


So I really really dislike it. I couldnt catch the vibe. It looks like a coloring book picture. I was disappointed with the dead end. It was completely unsatisfying. Dont get me wrong, it was fun and it was a necessary part of the journey. 

In a fit of frustration and determination, I grabbed the blank canvas and my marker and I doodled out perfection.


Greta and Jack - don wright 2019

I know when the lines are right. I can feel it. I usually know when the beauty flows and it makes it such a privilege and joy. This happened in 5 minutes. The 5 days leading up to this were just prepping for the moment when I could be the turtle. I contacted my friend and we decided to use the same background color as her other memorial doodle. Here are the two of them side by side.

Greta and Jack                                                   Living as One

I feel in my heart that this is a fitting and beautiful tribute to friends. I feel in my heart that my client will be more than satisfied. I am more satisfied. It was a beautiful and fun journey.




Monday, 18 November 2019

L'orignal de Nipissing Ouest

L'orignal de Nipissing Ouest - don wright
Digidoodle

Soaring à le Soleil

Soaring à le Soleil ~ don wright 2016
This piece was a practice piece, exploring ideas. Each of these ideas were used in subsequent art. While I think of this as practice art, it is indeed art. Maybe in some ways this is the purest. This is where ideas were born.

SOLD

Fish need Trees need Fish

Fish need Trees need Fish ~ don wright 2019
16x20 Sharpie on Canvas
$80.00

I have been studying the interdependence between fish and trees. I had learned how the bears in BC drag the salmon out to the forest, eat the roe, and leave the rest to rot. That feeds the trees and traces of the fish can be found in the trees...The Fish lives on. I learned that leaves fall into the lake, attracting decomposition and microorganisms, feeding minnows and crustaceans in turn feeding the fish. Traces of the tree can be found in the fish and the tree lives on. The tree provides shelter for the birds. The birds......

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Paradis

Paradis ~ don wright november 2019
16x20 Sharpie on Canvas
Created at the 26th Annual Sturgeon Falls Craft Show

Friday, 15 November 2019

Sunday, 10 November 2019

First Craft Show Retrospective

don wright art at L'ecole Resurrection Nov 9 2019

I have done art shows and people tend to mingle and ask questions and be engaged. I have never done a Craft and Gift show. My primary goal was to focus on sharing my art with my community. Of course I hoped to sell enough art to recoup my expenses, but moreso, I just wanted to share and be a part of a community event. I was blessed with a few sales, but overall I really failed to engage with  people. I watched as people would look the other way as to not make eye contact. Children were engaged. One child was tugging at mom to see the art, while she was busy looking at purses. People would walk right past without looking and go directly to the rings that were beside my booth. I have to realize, that unlike an art show, people are not there to look at art. They have a wide variety of interests and motives.

I would have thought that more people would have been interested in art. I will leave that to further pondering although I do think that as we get older, we get the love for creativity beaten out of us. We lose our ability to be children and enjoy life in bliss. We become burdened by zeros and ones and practicality. We begin to flock toward big box items with brand recognition and pursue these things to help make us feel successful because thats what the advertising says. We begin to measure everything against the dollar and the media and creativity gets lost. Our childlike approach to life gets lost and we begin to die. 

So, if I am to share my art, how can I better engage people? Next weekend I will just sit and doodle. If someone comes over to see what I am doing, I will engage with them. I would like them to see that it is real, and not some print from China. I would like them to see the joy and happiness I receive from engaging my child like creativity. I want them to see me playing in my sandbox. I want them to see that there is a correlation between human spirit and art. Art is not defined by Walmart. The joyful wonderment we had as children can still be appreciated when we are adults. Art is not about being an investment, other than the investment you make to beautify your surroundings. 

I would love to recoup my expenses at the next show, however, if I do not I am golden as it was all paid by my art anyway. No, I need to focus on my bliss and leave everything else to Spirit.

Despite my ramblings and personal retrospectives, the event was a great success, because if nothing else, I got myself an amazing painted paddle and I met some new art and community friends.


Saturday, 9 November 2019

Christmas Craft and Vendors Show 2019


Liane - Boudreault Longfellow and Don Wright
at l'ecole la Resurrection Christmas Craft and Vendors Show 2019

YaY!! J'ai une Liane - Boudreault Longfellow rame peinte!
I have been eyeing her paddles for a while and I got a beauty! This is going directly to my art studio.  The colors are perfect. It really encompasses everything I love about living here and the beauty of this land. The painting is what I see when I dream or ponder on my my experiences here. I dont dream dull and dreary, I dont ponder black and white. I envision explosive colors. I dont remember the perfection of things, because it becomes spirit to me and I see the imperfections as perfect. I dont remember things like they are a photograph. I remember them for what they do and inspire in me. If I was handed a paddle, a brush any color paint I wanted and asked to paint what makes this place so beautiful, I would paint this...only not as well.

It was great to meet a number of artists and artisans and people from the community. It was fun to share and I was blessed with a few sales.

Friday, 8 November 2019

Doodling in the Forest ~ Art by don wright

Doodling in the Forest ~ Art by don wright


the meeting of minds

The Meeting of Minds - don wright 2016
16x20 Sharpiedoodle on Canvas
Gifted to Raise the Roof Field Silent Auction
SOLD



living as one

Living as One - don wright 2016
16x20 Sharpiedoodle on Canvas
Gifted to Raise the Roof Field for Silent Auction
SOLD



Thursday, 7 November 2019

Going for a Walk

Going for a Walk ~ don wright 2019
12x12 Sharpie on Canvas
$40.00


pagayer avec un ami

pagayer avec un ami ~ don wright 2019
12x12 Sharpie on canvas
$40.00



Solo Paddle

Solo Paddle ~ don wright 2019
12x12 Sharpie on Canvas
$40.00



Loons at Bus Point

Loons at Bus Point ~ don wright 2019
12x12 Sharpie on Canvas
$40.00



Beaver Chew

Beaver Chew ~ don wright 2019
12x12 Sharpie on Canvas
$40.00



Vibrations de la pagaie


Vibrations de la pagaie ~ don wright 2019
12x12 Sharpie on Canvas
$40.00


L'esprit de l'orignal ~ Spirit of the Moose

L'esprit de l'orignal ~ Spirit of the Moose
don wright 2019
16x20 Sharpie Markers on Framed Canvas
SOLD

J'aime ma vie ici

J'aime ma vie ici ~ don wright 2019
16x16 Sharpiedoodle on Canvas
Donated to Food Bank

J'aime ma vie ici.
J'habite dans le region Nipissing Ouest.
C'est une communite Franco.
J'apprends le francais.
J'aime ma vie ici.

parfois le nom est plus difficile

parfois le nom est plus difficile 
16x16 Sharpie on Canvas
don wright 2019
$60.00
Sometimes the name is the most difficult

Campfire Guitar

Campfire Guitar ~ don wright 2019
12x36 Sharpie on Canvas with frame
$100.00