My name is don wright and this is my digital scrap book. I hope you enjoy the images as much as I did creating them. All art on this site is copyright don wright, and may not be reproduced without my consent.
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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Hector Arthur Sackabuckshkum Artist

Don Wright and Hector Arthur Sackabuckshkum 
Meeting of the Artists

I had the great honor to meet Hector Arthur Sackabuckshkum and Mary Ann Sackabuckshkum in Kapuskasing. Hector is an artist, musician and photographer and Mary Ann is a crafts artist and amazing beader. With such a small visit, I know in my heart that we are breathren and is grand. Mary Ann fell in love with this piece I called Empress Divine. Mary Ann explained to me the meaning to her and the experience was divine.

Thursday, 7 April 2016


"Mukwa" - don wright 2016

This painting found its home with my friend Shelley
It is in honor of those who have passed before us.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Welcome Bienvenue Aaniin

don wright art 2016

Over time, I have been giving art to a child care day school. Art is wonderful for sensory and imagination and it brings a homey feel to the environment. I was honored when they gathered up the art and made a Welcome Bienvenue Aaniin wall in the lobby.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

turtle in Obabika

"turtle in Obabika"
don wright 2016

Sue and I were beachcombing and sunbathing on Obabika and this turtle came for a visit. Across the Lake - Grandmother and Grandfather Rock and 1000 year old Rock Paintings and to the south and under the ledge is the biggest treasure of all.....Infinity....The Sacred 8....Lake of Two Lakes

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Saturday, 30 January 2016


don wright 2016

Loonie Doodle is under construction

Peace Bird

The Peace Bird - don wright 2016
Based on the Tibetan Dream Flag

"Peace Bird" don wright 2016
based on the Tibetan Dream Flag

This is a sketch I made in advance of doing a painting based on this theme.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

travelling the red road

"travelling the red road" don wright 2016
22x30 acrylic on paper
work in progress

I spent the weekend painting. 
Its been well over a year since I picked up a paintbrush....
I have just been doodling. 

The last painting I did was with Jimi Oskineegish, 
and I really had to up my painting skills.
I tried so hard to clean up my lines and to learn how to properly apply paint. 

In all honesty, when I saw how much effort had to go into a piece, 
I really had to soul search. 
I much preferred the immediate gratification and freedom of the doodle. 
I lacked the patience and confidence. 
I wanted to run rather than stroll.

I am pleased to say, 
I am now approaching painting in a much different 
and more mature mind set.
I understand now. 
The pieces fit and I have the patience now to paint.

This is a 22x30 I am working on. 
I dont care how long it takes to finish. 
It is a journey.
I will be travelling up and down this red road, 
over and over until my heart says stop.

So at this point I am full of gratitude to my mentors.
I feel good in mind, body and soul. 
I am most grateful for the process of learning and enlightenment 
and the journey is full of Progressive Revelations.

the swim

"the swim" don wright 2016
8x10 sharpie doodle

When I travel in the bush, I like to take time for swims. What I call a swim is to jump into the glorious water, make a splash or two and then get out. I prefer rivers but any remote water will do.....just me and the birds and trees.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

John and His Brides

"John and His Brides" don wright 2016
a wedding gift to John and Alisha Campener

For Cindy and Pete

" For Cindy and Pete" don wright 2016

I watched

" I Watched" don wright 2016

I watched as the rain fell on the land, 
forming puddles and creeks, 
flowing in the river
cascading over waterfalls.
 I watched as the trees gathered up the lifeblood of the water,
combined it with the power of the sun.
 All living creatures were blessed by this
and sought refuge from the other world.

Color Sharpie Doodles

Color Sharpie Doodles on Card Stock
don wright 2016

Thursday, 7 January 2016

mink turn white in the winter

mink turn white in the winter
don wright 2016

even the fish

"even the fish" don wright 2016

I told my wife I had no intention of killing even a fish and that I was going to hang up my rod and reel. She stood firm and said "like heck, you will provide me fish to eat in a manner I am accustomed to" So the queen has spoken. My moral dilemma about killing something for my pleasure becomes over ridden by my responsibility and desire to provide. I dont have to eat it but I am quite certain I have to provide it.

the great rabbit

"the great Rabbit" don wright 2016

The Great Rabbit
I am overflowing with 8.5x11 sharpie doodles. Its a good thing because I have been thinking about another art tour for 2016. I will focus on small simple originals for this show, I am excited because I am envisioning a number of venues...just casting it out there, but I am already excited.hahaha the great rabbit has spoken.


"Owls: don wright 2016
Sharpie Marker