Don Wallis

Born on a farm in northwest Tennessee: I grew up in Oklahoma and in high school I sculpted and worked and worked in the arts. In my 30’s I began a career in sales and marketing in the high technology industry. In 2014, my wife and I retired from southern California to Ranchos de Taos, NM.

At first I sculpted in wood, clay, and stone. In 2016 I began oil painting for the first time. I like all mediums, and even though I struggle seeing colors (red-green color blind) and oil paint is not always easy to control, the vibrancy of oil paints is fascinating, almost addictive.

I enjoy painting large scale paintings and lean toward realism. I enjoy exploring motion, close-ups, iconic architecture in bright colors, and majestic vistas of landscape and animals of northern New Mexico.