Don’s portraits show a living being as it really is…unique.

A portrait is a picture of an individual. It can show how it looks like, but it can also show how it really is.

The purely optical uniqueness of each being is not only based on features like face shape and hair or coat colour. It is also the individual way in which feelings influence and shape his face. In humans, for example, it is the laughter lines.

It is important to me to reproduce this uniqueness as exactly and vividly as possible. For the faithful reproduction of the smallest details that make up the unique appearance, the sophisticated technique is of great use to me. However, it is not sufficient for the reproduction of emotions. The best way to achieve this is to put myself in the living being’s place and feel what it feels while painting. This is a wonderful state and allows me to paint portraits that manage to touch the heart of the viewer.

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