Don Barnes, Professional Chef, Artist and outdoorsman. Don studied fine art at Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. His childhood years were spent living in Burlington, Ontario, where he developed a keen interest in camping, canoeing, and anything to do with Canadian wilderness. This love of the wilderness naturally led to 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. In 2013, they completed a backpacking trip to South America, Africa and Asia. Most recently, they returned to Africa and traveled overland for five months.
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.