Don West, Artist

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As a very young child I discovered sketching and drawing. Whenever my mother was tired of having me underfoot she would seat me at the large, oak dining table with paper, crayons and pencils and say “Why don’t you take some time and draw something for me?”. What a blessing that was! I don’t think she realized the true gift of discovery she had bestowed upon me. I have seen life through an artist’s viewpoint ever since. You can too! It matters not your age, you already have the skill wired into your human psyche. So many people though, never learn to tap into it or even know it exists. So, through Mini-Workshops, Social Media and this blog, I share that revelation by setting an example and by helping people tap into the wonderful, satisfying and mindful world of observing life through an artist’s eye. I hope you tap in, whether though my help or the many other resources available online and in books. It is a part of yourself you will want to cultivate as you travel through life.

Lunch time!

Just a little lunch time fun with a new pen. Try sketching every opportunity you get. It’s pretty easy to do and the more you


Rural Farm Scene

Back to drawing again after creating the Free 7-day Timed Sketching Video course. Be sure to check out the course if you want to quickly


Pine Martens

The local Cabela’s Outfitters has a huge number of professional taxidermy pieces throughout the store that are gorgeous examples of the taxidermist’s art and of


A Pear

Just practicing loosening up with this sketch. Did whatever my impulses said. That’s usually the case but working loosely requires a bit more power to



A bit late to the New Year game this year but at least I know why. Clinical depression has been a lifelong struggle but I


Eastern Towhee

I saw a reel on Instagram of this little fella and snapped some screenshots for reference. Merry Christmas to you all and may your interest