One of our mentor artists at Creative Edge, Donald James Waters OAM is an established Australian artist with an illustrious career spanning over three decades. Don’s artwork transcends many genres to create a truly unique yet ever evolving and eclectic style. Donald has relaxed the confines of his initial beginnings in botanical art now using stylised strokes, overemphasised characters and bold blocks of colour to shift his primary focus to that of a storyteller rather than a technically correct traditional artist.
DJW’s artworks are not merely a reproduction of landscape but a romanticised recall of memory tainted with childhood naivety. Engulfing you on his journey combining localities and moments, reminiscing upon an untamed childhood climbing trees and playing in the dusty red soil of the vast Outback; through a sunburnt adolescence stretching across the Australian coastline and into adulthood where DJW sometimes softens his lines and palette seeking solace from the urban sprawl in a medley of all elements – geographical and artistic to push the bounds of escapism into the realm of the improbable.