This Gallery is a work in progress. It is my digital scrap book. I hope you enjoy the images as much as I did creating them. All art on this site is copywritten don wright, and may not be reproduced without my consent. If you have any questions regarding my art,or if you would like to purchase some art, I welcome you to contact me at waabaanakwad@gmail.com


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Nipigon Blueberry Blast 2014







We had a blast at the Nipigon Blueberry Blast.
I sold 12 prints and sang 2 one hour sets.


Thursday, 31 July 2014

Spirit of the Red Pine - pARTners for Wolf Lake

Spirit of the Red Pine - pARTners for Wolf Lake
at
The Pearl Company, Hamilton
July 2014
 
 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Spirit of the Red Pine - Save Wolf Lake Art Event

I am thrilled to be a part of pARTners for Wolf Lake. I donated a series of 8 framed open edition 8x10 doodles.
Spirit of the Red Pine Exhibition June 13 2014

Monday, 9 June 2014

Brothers Under the Same Sun


"Brothers Under The Same Sun"
June 8 2014
Left Panel copyright don wright
Right Panel copyright Jim Oskineegish

Over the last few years, my admiration and respect for Jimi Oskineegish has grown. Jimi has helped me out with encouragement and also some practical skill. Jimi has welcomed me in his home a number of times now. We had a vision to make a 2 artist diptych painting. Jimi came up with the brilliant idea for each of us to paint one panel and then unite them. We got together and discussed the theme of "man changing into thunderbird" and then we drew the images on the canvas with pencil. I headed home and then we each painted our panel using the color pallette of our choice. We purposely did not discuss color choices, as we wanted to leave that up to spirit. The panel is full of imagery and icons, though Jimi humbly submits that interpretation of the art is up to the beholders imagination.


Don Wright and Jimi Oskineegish
Ottawa June 8 2014

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

the moose

"the moose" don wright 2013

A special hello and congratulations to the person who just bought this print from West Nipissing Art Gallery. I hope this brings you much joy and blessings!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

a full moon embroidery



"on a full moon" don wright 2014
4x3 embroidery


 

"on a full moon" don wright 2013
22x30 acrylic on paper


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

emergence embroidery

"emergence" don wright 2014
4x3 Embroidery

"emergence" don wright 2013
16x20 Acrylic on Canvas


thunderbird power

"thunderbird power" don wright 2014
4"x 3" Embroidery

Fun With Emroidery


I am learning how to convert digital JPG images into embroidery files which I can upload to me wifes new sewing machine. Her old machine was 35 years old and I dropped it, so for Valentines we splurged and got a new one. These new machines are absolutely incredible!!!!

Here is my second attermpt...its getting better...still not perfect

Two Patches

Birth of the Christ Child - 16x20 acrylic on canvas
December 2013
copyright don wright 2013


Monday, 17 February 2014

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Monday, 9 December 2013

Thursday, 5 December 2013

mother and son

"mother and son" don wright 2013
24x30 acrylic on canvas
photography by BethG


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Thursday, 21 November 2013

My Friend Ken - Limited Edition Prints and color rendition

"My Friend Ken" don wright 2013

My Friend Ken Limited Edition signing 4/50

My Friend Ken 
acrylic on canvas 16x20

There will be a fundraiser to benefit Ken Boyes who has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. Ken's doctors are recommending a drug that is not covered by OHIP The cost is financially devastating to the family. This is a fund raiser to help pay for those drugs. Personal contributions can be made thru a trust fund set up at TD Canada Trust 77-6398234. Your donation to Ken would be greatly appreciated. The fund raising event will be held at the Erin Legion on November 29th 2013

I have donated 50 limited edition prints, one artist proof, one original doodle and one color rendition.

***Sadly, Kenny passed away on May 25, 2014



Wednesday, 20 November 2013

influences

"Influences" don wright 2013


my art on facebook



This is why I doodle and paint and why I share what I create. Every time I post something on Facebook, it snuggles into my facebook feed between stories of sorrows and regret, between contoversies and ugly news, disasters and hardships. They snuggle in between stories of strife and unbalance. I would simply UNLIKE and UNFRIEND except then I couldnt have the joy of casting light into darkness or in a much simpler way...making someone smile and feel somehow blessed.

busy painting

busy painting

I went out and bought new paintbrushes, new paints and an easel. I have been working on a number of paintings, none of which are finished. I have been playing with a number of ways to interpret my doodles into color.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

a womans touch

"a womans touch" don wright 2013


my friend Ken

"my friend Ken" don wright 2013

My friend Ken has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and the doctor is recommending a treatment that is not covered by OHIP. The cost is substantial and friends of the family are holding a fundraising event to help with the burdon.

I have sent this image to my printer, Sofa Communications, and asked for 50 prints. I will be donating all 50 Limted Edition Prints to this cause.




Monday, 11 November 2013

be still

"Be Still" copyright Fergus Marsh
From Album Spirit Moves

I love this song by Fergus Marsh!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Art to Remember II


Art to Remember 11 ~ A Fundraiser and Auction 

Join us for an evening of silent and live auctions, entertainment, tasty appetizers, a door gift, and amazing prizes and raffles for what will surely be 'a night to remember!' This is your chance to take home a unique piece of art all while supporting the Alzheimer Society and the WKP Kennedy Gallery.

Artists from the community have generously donated peices of creative art ranging from photography, paintings, drawings, to jewelry and accessories. Pieces will be auctioned off in both a live and silent auction throughout the eventing. Proceeds will once again support the Dementia Art and Activities program with 25% to support the WKP Kennedy Gallery.

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to donate to this and I look forward to an excellent date night with my bride.