Donald is an Oil Painter. He was born in Kentucky growing up in Louisville and its rural suburbs. He now lives in Grey Forest, Texas with his wife, Linda, who is a potter and rug hooker, their Jack Russell, Buster, and their dachshund, Wrigley. Donald and his wife enjoy traveling and he gains inspiration for his art from places he visits .
Donald is inspired by the work of Russell Chatham, George Inness, and the Hudson River School. He continues to study with artists he greatly admires such as Michael Albrechtson, Nancy Bush, Robert Johnson, and Michael Workman. His still lifes are reminiscent of an earlier era and his landscapes have a subtle tonalist quality evoking a mood that allows the viewer to contribute their own feelings to the work.
For more information on Donald please go to his website or click on Donald Darst Artist Bio
He is represented by Carriage House Gallery in Boerne, Fredericksburg Art Gallery in Fredericksburg, and Old School House Gallery in Star Lake,Wisconsin.
Each year he participates in Parade of Artists in the spring, Old Town Helotes Art Show in August, Grey Forest Open Studios in October, and Texas Hill Country Invitational in the fall.