Donald was very much a botanist and horticulturist as much
as he was a scientist, teacher and painter. Naturally, he
found plants and flowers as subjects that would compliment
his love of painting and his love of plants. Many paintings
were derived from flowers in his Kerrisdale, B.C. home, or
in the vicinity of his home. Others such as the paintings
titled "Glacier Lilies" and "Autumn Sumach" clearly must have
been sketched from regions far from home. The painting titled
"Vine Maples - Mt. Rainier" is evidence of this.
rush. Spend the time and browse through each series in the
collection. Each original oil painting is a piece of Canadian
History to be enjoyed by all.
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