Don MacLaughlin is a retired engineer and business owner and active cattle raiser living on his ranch near the historic city of Nocona, Texas where he operates his art gallery and studio. After retiring from his engineering business in 2000, Don took up painting and drawing with a vengeance. He has studied with many noted artists at workshops including David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, Carolyn Anderson, Michael Untiedt, Martin Grelle, Bruce Green, Greg Kreutz, William Schneider, Donna Howell-Sickles, and Michelle Torrez.
Don also studied painting and drawing at North Central Texas College, UNM-Taos, near his summer home where his art quest began, and The Arts Students League of Denver, where he lived temporarily as a full time student in 2009.
Don paints mostly figurative work, including cowboys, portraits, nudes and various scenes from daily life. He is fascinated with the stories that can be conveyed to the viewer by the characters in his paintings and focuses on that element in his composition and execution. He paints daily at his studio/gallery where he also teaches drawing and oil painting. He has won top awards and poeple's choice awards at many North Texas art shows and has been juried into many shows including the Bosque Classic. He was recently selected to be one of 25 Taos artists to display at a show solely for active Taos artists at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.
Don MacLaughlin Studio
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