Original Art in Oils and Pastels
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Girl on the Rocks Pastel on Canson Paper.
Girl on The Rocks Pastel on Canson Paper
DON ESTES ARTIST
A famous playwright once wrote, “at times, the soul needs something that reason cannot explain”. That defines art for me. Art has always evoked a feeling that goes beyond explanation for me. Beyond the beautiful colors, an interesting scene or a riveting portrait, art produces a feeling inside me. I fervently hope that I might cause that feeling in others who take time to view my paintings. If so, I am a very successful artist.
An exciting life of working in broadcasting and then in the music industry took my time and energy for several years. I still found time to dream about becoming an artist. After ten years as Director of Promotion for Warner Brothers Records in Los Angles and 4 years as founder and publisher of a music business trade magazine, I decided it was time to take the plunge into art. Moving back to my home state of Alabama I have studied and worked steadily to improve as an artist. I have been fortunate to study under Daniel E. Greene at his studio farm in New Salem, New York. Daniel is one of the premier portraitists in the world. He was a student, and is a teacher, at the famous Art Students League in New York City. I have never regretted the decision focus my life on the arts.
I love art and hope that you find something that stirs a good feeling when looking at any of my paintings.