My name is Don King and I’m a realistic watercolor and oil painter. As an artist, I feel the most important motive in painting lies in understanding my surroundings.
Click the “Paintings” link at the top of this page to view my latest paintings.
Born, raised, and living for most of my life in New York City, I find a great deal of inspiration in the big city, with its diverse neighborhoods and streets and people who make it unique. There is a beauty within the everyday and ordinary that, for me, only painting can reveal. I'm drawn to these subjects by various forms of shape, color, value and pattern, in hopes of making and sharing such discoveries. Through the process of painting, I gain new and deeper insight into my subject and its surroundings as these elements combine and communicate.
I’m constantly striving to understand the world around me though my art. It’s an ongoing never ending process that invigorates me every single day!