Don Barnes, Professional Chef, Artist and outdoorsman. Don studied fine art at Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Don was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1957 and started drawing when he was ten years old. He has had a life long interest in painting the Canadian Landscape.
Don spent over twenty years living in the Canadian Rockies hiking and exploring. His summers were spent working as a white water rafting guide in Alberta and British Columbia. He and his wife Lyn love to travel and explore the world and they recently returned from a backpacking trip to South America, Africa and Asia.
Don is passionate about the outdoors and adventure travel and is always seeking out beautiful and unique locations to paint. “Painting in watercolours has always been my favorite medium and my goal is to try and capture the spirit and essence of a scene using the unique transparent qualities that watercolour offers.”
He currently lives in Richmond, BC with his wife Lyn and their cat Mickey.