Boston North Artists

Don Falkenstein

Artist Statement

I began watercolor painting as a way to engage in a challenging and creative activity after my retirement. Painting en plein air has become a perfect way for me to enjoy the outdoors and to train my eyes to really see a scene. It also gives me a lasting personal connection with places I’ve painted. I enjoy a morning of painting the most when I am able to express the natural beauty and peacefulness I’ve found beside a scenic waterway, lakeside, or seashore.

I’ve studied with Emily Passman, Norma Regillo, Barbara Bromley, Paul George, Maris Platais, Caleb Stone, and Gary Tucker. It’s helpful to learn from teachers with different styles. Painting with my Boston North Artists group-mates is rewarding and I benefit from their supportive suggestions.

I’ve participated in exhibits at Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, Concord Art, Arlington’s Old Schwamb Mill, and Marblehead’s Stetson Gallery.

Concord River at North Bridge

Concord River at North Bridge, Watercolor, 8 1/2" x 11 1/2"

Ten Pound Island Light

Ten Pound Island Light (View from Rocky Neck Paint Factory), Watercolor, 6 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Twilight, Early Spring

Twilight, Early Spring, Watercolor, 6 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Winter Island Light

Winter Island Light, Watercolor, 8 1/2" x 11 1/2"