Donald Archer is active/lives in California. Donald Archer is known for abstract landscape painting.
Biography Donald Archer
Donald Archer grew up in Southern California during the 1940's and 50's--at that time an area of many orchards, dairy farms and rich agricultural fields. The light and space of California and the monumentality of its landscape has remained an integral part of his work. For Archer, painting gives meaning to life. He finds that painting is an activity of alert attention--like a cat stalking a bird--not a cathartic attempt to escape or relax.
During the forty years that Donald Archer has been painting, his close association with nature, his careful observation and quiet attention is an integral part of each painting. For Archer, the image begins with the landscape. However, more accurately, design and feeling are more the subject. He se
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