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9 hours ago

Donald James Waters OAM

A mess?! 🤣Discover your self today. ... See MoreSee Less

A mess?! 🤣

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Dons next painting a Smokey gin bottle 😂

3 days ago

Donald James Waters OAM

“... let me tell you something,
I have the universe inside,
I have an untold ocean
With a constant changing tide,
I'm home to endless mountains,
With tips that touch the sky,
Flocks of grand migrating birds,
And deserts harsh and dry,
I house the wildest rivers,
And a host of sweeping plains,
I feel in waves of sunshine,
Or in unrelenting rains,
Don't tell me that you know me,
That "this right here is what you are",
I am the universe in motion,
For I was born from the stars.”
-e.h
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“... let me tell you something,
I have the universe inside,
I have an untold ocean
With a constant changing tide,
Im home to endless mountains,
With tips that touch the sky,
Flocks of grand migrating birds,
And deserts harsh and dry,
I house the wildest rivers,
And a host of sweeping plains,
I feel in waves of sunshine,
Or in unrelenting rains,
Dont tell me that you know me,
That this right here is what you are,
I am the universe in motion,
For I was born from the stars.”
-e.h

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What a beautiful picture that carries a lot personality! 👌💕

What a magical painting!♥️

I love this painting ❤️

Just brilliant❤️

Beautiful words and painting

This is outstanding Don

Love it💛

Inspirational man. 😍

Awesome !

Love this

Beautiful 💜

Awesome

Wow!! 😲

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DJW has been honoured with the monumental task of judging the Annual Bell Art Exhibition, which has now been running for over 60 years!

The high standard of the artworks is overwhelming and on display until 2nd March, details below.
bellcommunitycentre.com.au/2019/10/17/2020-art-exhibition-gala/
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DJW has been honoured with the monumental task of judging the Annual Bell Art Exhibition, which has now been running for over 60 years! 

The high standard of the artworks is overwhelming and on display until 2nd March, details below. 
https://bellcommunitycentre.com.au/2019/10/17/2020-art-exhibition-gala/

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Thanks for the advice for Ella Baird at the Bell Art Exhibition 2020 Qld .. I have most of her art on my page.. Trying to encourage her (Stepping stones) to get involved in the community with the gift she has, knowing this was her first attempt in the public art gallery of Bell (Western Downs) Queensland, where art is displayed and judged by yourself .. The winners are well deserved and agree with your comment above, where the high standard was displayed throughout the exhibition. Look forward to seeing your work, now that I've located you on Facebook, and the following / like tab is activated ..

Saw DJW’s face smiling at me from a promo poster in a shop at Beenleigh. He’s everywhere!

They couldn’t have asked for a better judge than Don. He’s a fantastic , knowledgeable and compassionate artist 💗

Fantastic person and an amazingly caring man

I love the artwork you are looking at Don.

Good job Don!

Thanks Don

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5 days ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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Would love to hear the music in your head Don

Great works were you a musician in your earlier life

Stunningl work, great theraphy flicking the paint that way also.

What an amazing painting 🙌

Geez! That's lesson 1. Lesson 2 is how to dress to impress.

Bit of latent frustration going on

So good

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Made the mistake of hanging these on my bedroom wall to photograph in good light. A range of questions to now ponder, the most prominent being....

Will DJW notice if they are not returned?

Maybe I can borrow just one of them for a short period of time? Ok, so now which one?

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Made the mistake of hanging these on my bedroom wall to photograph in good light.  A range of questions to now ponder, the most prominent being....

Will DJW notice if they are not returned? 

Maybe I can borrow just one of them for a short period of time? Ok, so now which one? 

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The one on the floor would match our current DJW hanging in our lounge, almost wrong not too 🤷🏼‍♂️

Hard decision... can you just keep all three... but maybe the back dark blue one if you can choose only one.😂

He has so many - surely he won’t miss those wee ones....

Things happen in 3 😁😁

Nice problem to have... happy to take your rejects!

On the floor.

The one on the floor

Keep all 3 😂

Or you can send one to me, lol

Both !!!

All

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1 week ago

Donald James Waters OAM

What a backdrop!

....and puppies 🐕 🐕 🐕 💕Tess, Ashley and Hayley loved every minute of spoiling these patients. We enjoy providing extensive care and compassion for all our clients and patients.
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What a backdrop!

....and puppies 🐕 🐕 🐕 💕

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To cute

Angie Willcox recognise the artwork.

1 week ago

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Looks strikingly familiar 🤔

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Unca Mick, did you model for this photo?

Hahahah this is cool 😎

Ha ha ha

1 week ago

Donald James Waters OAM

The result of being both trapped and inspired by large expanses of water.

Turns out being flooded in is great for uninterrupted painting.
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The result of being both trapped and inspired by large expanses of water. 

Turns out being flooded in is great for uninterrupted painting.

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Water for the brain Don. That's why sailors are so smart

Looks amazing, that would match our other big one perfectly haha

Could be worse! Hope you don’t run out of paint! Lookin good...

Wow fabulous work. Very very intetesting narrativr. Brilliant

But the pub has a boat shuttle It's The Well remember The Well of inspiration

Love it Donald J Waters

Looks fantastic Don

Amazing as always.

Love ya work Don

Oh I love it ♥️

Love it

Always inspiring Don

Just gorgeous Don...

Inspirational.

Wonderful

Beautiful ..

Wow!

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3 weeks ago

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DJW is partnering with Castaway Cafe and Debortoli Wines to offer a range of boutique experiences under the heading ‘Create, Consume.

Yesterday saw the first group welcomed into his art studio to each create a small take home artwork until his tutelage. They had enough fun to book again next month!

Stay tuned for more details on this offering!
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Yes please! Count me in the next one. Should we do an old Cantabile group one Leanne?

LOVE to do this so much 💞

Such an experience and great afternoon, it is a must do. Thank you Don and Margaret and Denise for arranging, I would love to be at the next one. 🖌🙂

Yes!!!! Would love to join in on one!

Where is this advertised and how can we book 🙂 also can children do this ( without the wine lol )

Would also love more info please! How do we book?

Wow what an amazing concept 🎨🍷❤️

I need to do this but I have zero talent

How much and how to book please

Would love some more information please?

Oh i so want to do this.

Sharon Steiner I reckon that would be great 👍🏽

Looks so much fun !!

Wonderful Don, you would be an amazing teacher

Would love to be kept updated on future opportunities to attend something like this ❤️

Looks like lots of fun !!

Very cool 😍

How wonderful!

Amanda Hannan

Would be a fantastic social function for Quota International of Beenleigh Inc

Omg how do you book !

More info please

👍👍👍

Paula Huth

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And just for fun...

Introducing Dapper Duck 🦆 (after a spruce up courtesy of DJW aka Donald Duck)
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And just for fun...

Introducing Dapper Duck 🦆 (after a spruce up courtesy of DJW aka Donald Duck)

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I must know where he purchased those gold pantaloons.

Lovely job, looks like he's on the strut..

Very cute little quacker

Nice Work Don. He is very dapper

That is awesome!!

Love it

Love it 😍

Love him

What's his name, could it be Donald?

Now that duck’s dapper for a dapped up duck!!!

Wow!!!

So cute x

Dressed up dapper duck

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3 weeks ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Our dearest friends have dropped their Little Blue Duck over for a bit of an artistic spruce up... he is overseeing DJW’s progress on the main easel while he waits. ... See MoreSee Less

Our dearest friends have dropped their Little Blue Duck over for a bit of an artistic spruce up... he is overseeing DJW’s progress on the main easel while he waits.

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Wow! Quacker of a painting ❤️

He’s on an excursion at the human aquarium.

The work will be all it’s quacked up to be.

🤪( So is the duck the real Guru then.... ?? Lol 😏)

Looks like he should become part of the painting!

Love it Don 🤘

Finally something in studio that won’t talk back

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3 weeks ago

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Stay weird people!

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Janet Claydon I happy to say that your magnificent art adorns nearly every room in my home. Love you sister 💚💚💚

Weird stuff is wonderful 😊

I don’t need art, I need more walls.... so I can fit more art 🤔

Totally agree!

Wired stuff is the best!!!! 💚

So true.

Haha yes!!! Couldn’t agree more 👏🏼

Yep.

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Australia Day. Invasion Day. Survival Day... regardless of what resonates for you it is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate January 26th each year as our multicultural nation matures. For First Australians, for white Australians, mixed race, migrants, business owners, politicians alike. Discomfort is a catalyst for growth. Respectfully acknowledging and teaching our whole history is a necessary step in healing Australia’s collective future. #alwayswasalwayswillbe #whiteaustraliahasablackpast #yesterdaytodayandtomorrow #survivalday #ausday2020 #unity #respect #growth ... See MoreSee Less

Australia Day. Invasion Day. Survival Day... regardless of what resonates for you it is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate January 26th each year as our multicultural nation matures. For First Australians, for white Australians, mixed race, migrants, business owners, politicians alike. Discomfort is a catalyst for growth. Respectfully acknowledging and teaching our whole history is a necessary step in healing Australia’s collective future. #alwayswasalwayswillbe #whiteaustraliahasablackpast #yesterdaytodayandtomorrow #survivalday #ausday2020 #unity #respect #growth

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Wow love this

Love it...brilliant

Love this picture and words

Nicely said

Hit the nail on the head there ,Don

Couldn't agree more , 6th. Gen white . DEC.convict , 26 the. May be. Nice , end of the Christmas season, but that does not make it the right day for all .

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Outback Don is slashing $150 off these two ‘fair dinkum’ Aussie images for the Aussie Day Weekend and donating a further $50 for every print sold to FRRR.

A lot of thought went into creating this unique and imaginative discount code, so use it wisely “AUSSIE2020WKEND” 🤣

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Wishing DJW a birthday as festive as this jacket today. Perhaps some new, more versatile wardrobe items might be in order for his birthday, although he certainly turns heads in the local Woolworths.

Happy birthday to one of a kind DJW, we love you big!
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Wishing DJW a birthday as festive as this jacket today. Perhaps some new, more versatile wardrobe items might be in order for his birthday, although he certainly turns heads in the local Woolworths. 

Happy birthday to one of a kind DJW, we love you big!

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One of a kind is right Hes secretly older than god😂🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

Great words and image of young Don, Paul good to see! 😀❤️

Happiest of birthdays to you, Don!! Love you loads! 🎈

Happy Birthday Don. I don’t need to say have a creative day as you do that everyday!!

Happy birthday. Hope you celebrate well and wish you all the best for 2020! 🧁🎈🎉

Wow, what a Jacket, hope you’ve got your wardrobe insured. Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday Don... you know if ever you want a funky shirt made just for you... I’m the girl 🥳

Happy Birthday from the Johnstons!

Happy birthday Don. Good to see your going strong. Cheers 🍸🍸

Happiest Birthday Don, you are such a gentlrman and a legend. Wishing you every happiness xx

Happy Birthday Don, I hope you get to enjoy a nice drop of red today! xx 🎉🍷

Best wishes Don for your birthday. 🇦🇺🇦🇺xx

A very big happy birthday to you Donald .I am sure your girls will spoil you rotten enjoy,

Woot. Woot. Now that is a jacket I love, and what nicer man to show it off. Happy Birthday DJW. You are an inspiration, and I think of you each time I see my autographed cushion. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.🎁

Happy birthday Don

Happy birthday Donald , hope you have a special day 🥳🎂

Happy birthday Donald James miss u love the jacket enjoy 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

Happy birthday DJW wishing you a fabulous year.

Happy Birthday Don. Hope you have a wonderful day with friends and family. Xxoo

Happy birthday cheers... Loving the jacket! Gold 🎂🎉🍻💕

Happy birthday Don, if my dad was still alive he would be celebrating his 89th birthday on this day. Good people obviously have birthdays on the 23.1

Happy birthday old mate. You are catching up to me

Happy birthday Don! Hope you get to celebrate it in your own unique style! X

Happiest of birthday best wishes to Donny ... love your style.xx

Happy birthday Don! Hope it’s a good one.

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In 33 degree heat, where else would you want to be today? Stay cool Queensland 🌞 ... See MoreSee Less

In 33 degree heat, where else would you want to be today? Stay cool Queensland 🌞

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wow.....I so love your work 🙂

Loving the colours. 🎨

I love this painting.

Awesome I love it

Nice work, really clever art

Sharks view🤪

Nice one Don. Where are the Noah’s Arks?

Gorgeous. Xx

Love your style ..

I want it too!

I love this series! So happy to have your energy at my fundraiser! blessings to you and your beautiful Emma and your lovely wife, Marg. You rock!!

Oh, yes - I do like it Marcelle. The subject, the vibrancy, the point of view- great piece. 💕

Absolutely love your style

Oh for sure ps love this painting ☺️

I want it

Stunning

I'm loving this one! X

Gabrielle Muir this is the artist I was telling you about

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Citizens of the world are battling the devastating fallout from unexpected disasters such as fire, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and so on.

When facing adversity, the best of humanity is often revealed. Theodore Roosevelt once declared, “Do what you can, with what you have, wherever you are” and I like to think people do.

Events of late have also shown me the monumental value of crowd funding on a large scale. Firstly, giving power back to the individual to make a difference (no matter how small) and in addition to the financial element, a much needed boost of morale to those affected - effectively saying the world can see your plight and supports you!

At a more grassroots level, I’d like to acknowledge the volunteers giving their time, sweat and expertise. My son in law David has travelled from Qld to fire affected areas to use his shopfitting experience help rebuild fencing and outdoor structures - proud is an understatement!

I wondered for a while how I could best contribute my resources and skills as an artist and several opportunities have presented themselves. The most recent being the chance to illustrate a tablecloth for auction on a holiday train journey with Great Southern Rail to Adelaide which raised $4,100 for Bushfire Relief. What an emotional experience!

I urge everyone to keep doing the best with what they have. How utterly terrible and wonderful is life.
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Wonderful Don! Congratulations!

You are such a,wonderful caring man xxx great job

What a great result Don! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 🌟 We can make a difference! 👍🏻👩🏻‍🎨🎨🖼

That is fantastic news Don, what a fabulous effort.🙌

You have a wonderful family DJW. Great effort by all.

Great job Donald 👍

Great work Don.

What a great idea.

Wonderful words...wonderful man ! Guru Extraordinaire! 🎨❤️

looks amazing Donald James Waters as usual. lets hope all the effort goes to restore affected lives quickly and efficiently

Thank you Donald James Waters for every moment that you contribute to a better community every where. Much love to you & Margaret.

Thankyou

Well done Emma-Louise Waters 🖤

🙌💖🙌

Spotted! Michael Pearson

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DJW was honoured to attend close friends Bill & Pat Heck’s ‘A Heck of a Tale’ book launch at @BeenleighMuseum over the weekend. The Rocky Point sugar mill has featured previously in artworks, perhaps DJW will be further inspired! ... See MoreSee Less

DJW was honoured to attend close friends Bill & Pat Heck’s ‘A Heck of a Tale’ book launch at @BeenleighMuseum over the weekend. The Rocky Point sugar mill has featured previously in artworks, perhaps DJW will be further inspired!

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A great couple with a great story to tell.thank goodness all the information that was stored in Pat's and Bills head has been committed to paper.thid will be a great read and history lesson all in one

great man

Hazel, any relation?

Hope everyone has hit the ground running in 2020!
Sharing this great quote to keep you inspired- ‘see a need, fill a need!’

Have a great weekend all!
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Hope everyone has hit the ground running in 2020! 
Sharing this great quote to keep you inspired- ‘see a need, fill a need!’ 

Have a great weekend all!

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2020 in Chinese Astrologyis the year of the Metal Rat meaning: 'New Beginnings

Happy new year Don xx

2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

When asked by DJW to prepare notes for a serious 2020 Overview - we arrive dutifully with carefully prepared spreadsheets, statistics, potential proposals and tenders in hand.

Instead, he offers up his sketch pad with a brightly coloured illustration of the whimsical year ahead. Apparently he was an accountant once.

#sendhelp #sendwine
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When asked by DJW to prepare notes for a serious 2020 Overview - we arrive dutifully with carefully prepared spreadsheets, statistics, potential proposals and tenders in hand. 

Instead, he offers up his sketch pad with a brightly coloured illustration of the whimsical year ahead. Apparently he was an accountant once. 

#sendhelp #sendwine

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And of course the bottle of red wine!

Don I love your bright view of life

Classic DJW !! 😋

Wonderful. .you are amazing.

Happy New Year!! Legend!!

Well done

😆

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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DJW nostalgically recalls an Aussie summer in this picturesque pastel-hued piece.

On a serious note, please observe all fire restrictions! Our thoughts and gratitude to the hardworking firefighters still battling blazes across Australia without reprieve. Give generously to your local fire brigades www.rfbaq.org/donate-to-rfbaq
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DJW nostalgically recalls an Aussie summer in this picturesque pastel-hued piece. 

On a serious note, please observe all fire restrictions! Our thoughts and gratitude to the hardworking firefighters still battling blazes across Australia without reprieve. Give generously to your local fire brigades https://www.rfbaq.org/donate-to-rfbaq

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Ohhhhhh I love this. If only I had a wall left.

Oh I love this my goodness your work is just amazing 😉

Love it👍

I love this one.

Beautiful

Fabulous

Really wonderful work Don

Wow!😍

Peter Campbell

When will it be finished?

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2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Santa will be in his Jacobs Well Studio now until Christmas for anyone looking for something special to gift their loved ones or even themselves!

Give Don a call on 07 5546 1272 or 0412429930 and drop in for a look. Milk, cookies or beer welcomed.
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Santa will be in his Jacobs Well Studio now until Christmas for anyone looking for something special to gift their loved ones or even themselves! 

Give Don a call on 07 5546 1272 or 0412429930 and drop in for a look. Milk, cookies or beer welcomed.

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Love it Don, i said the very first time i met you that youd make an excellent Santa.

Wau finally I see U as Santa.. Well that fits so perfect - unbelievable!!! Now I believe in Santa again 😀

What a wonderful Santa 😍😍

Looking forward to Santa visiting us. 🎅🌲❤

Perfect santa.😍

Wow! Auntie Margaret Waters, you never told me you was married to father Christmas 😘xx

Gosh - that's priceless!! I'm sharing this with all your mates in the Australian Bravery Association xxx

Donald James Waters you make a terrific Santa 🎅🏼 Marry Christmas 🎄

Santa looks a little thinner than usual!!

A great Santa

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2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

🐓 who doesn’t love a good painting of a chook!

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🐓 who doesn’t love a good painting of a chook!

https://arthouseonthebay.myshopify.com/products/eagle-eyes-gift-sized-giclee?key=5960763bd550a0a12278169f432420736964706e9f613f5ebdb8557cbcb66d5b

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Oh I love chooks. As well as paintings by DJW.🤗

Love that picture

Love it 😍

Fantastic

We do!

Love the Chooks 🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓

Love the chooks

I love the animal ones xxxx

Great painting 👍

Similar to yours! Maria

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2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Applying ‘twentytwenty’ vision.

New year, new decade, new collection.
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Applying ‘twentytwenty’ vision.

New year, new decade, new collection.

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This is now my new favourite. Love it

This one is amazing Donald!!! 🙌

I want this one, I love it!

This is very beautiful! 🥰

Amazing artist and person xxx.Merry Christmas

I want to go there !!! I wonder what you would paint if you lived in a world like your amazing paintings? Fantastic Art Donald 👏

Goodness, I have along way to go...........

Stunning absolutely love this xoxo

Wow, what a beautiful painting Don

New interest 😍

Twenty twenty vision isn’t Don 100 surely 😜😜

Beautiful Donald James Waters calm and peaceful on the surface - lots of action under the surface - real, real life

Special

Fabulous!

LOVE it!

Wow, great work

Just magical! ✨

Donald James Waters I want that painting

Wow!

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2 months ago

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Absolutely 💚💚💚

3 months ago

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.... my wife does 💰

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The dead artist don’t need the money but the kids do

In the 80’s, DJW’s artwork ‘The Gathering’ was the very first of hundreds (possibly now thousands) of his images to go into reproduction.

The print features the very popular Rainbow Lorikeet Series distributed by QE Designer Gifts at the time, which extended into hand painted clothing, glassware and ceramics. DJW states “as fast as I could paint them, they were selling them” and consequently suffered ‘birdie burnout’.

DJW finally revisited the rainbow lorikeet during teaching this week. If you compare the pictures side by side, you can see what has happened to his brain over the past 40 years 🤣
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In the 80’s, DJW’s artwork ‘The Gathering’ was the very first of hundreds (possibly now thousands) of his images to go into reproduction. 

The print features the very popular Rainbow Lorikeet Series distributed by QE Designer Gifts at the time, which extended into hand painted clothing, glassware and ceramics. DJW states “as fast as I could paint them, they were selling them” and consequently suffered ‘birdie burnout’. 

DJW finally revisited the rainbow lorikeet during teaching this week. If you compare the pictures side by side, you can see what has happened to his brain over the past 40 years 🤣Image attachment

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Birdie burnout- love it!!!

Wow...both equally amazing 😃

Gorgeous love the colours. You have captured the birds personality.

What can you say Don, siblings always looking to sneak one in, got to love it 😍

Love it and your humour Emma 🤣🤣🤣❤️❤️❤️

It’s exploded...with colour😂

Love the bold colour.xx

Is “The Gathering” reproduction still available?

Love these uncle don. Still waiting for one to be sent to Scotland 🤣🤣🤣💜

Your so funny Emma Dons Brain as if 😂

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Colourful progression video for a commissioned Artwork.

DJW updates and talks through each step of the commission process to get the desired result for his client.
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Peter Campbell - one of our contemporary superstars

Woo-eee, Guru !!

3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Please keep an eye out : A reader says “My grandmother's garage got broken into in Hawthorne this week and is missing loads of paintings and frames, she's a well known water colour artist
It's her life work and is absolutely devastated
Can you please post up for people to look out for art work that has her signature on it (Will send photos) on Facebook market and Gumtree”
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Is that a sneaky 🎄 and 🎅🏻 we spy painted into that tropical paradise DJW?!

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I just love the way these paintings pop

Beautiful work

Gorgeous!

I have a little poppy,
As red as red can be.
To show that I remember
Those who fought to make me free.
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I have a little poppy, 
As red as red can be. 
To show that I remember 
Those who fought to make me free.

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Sends the message. In a simple beautiful way.

Wow. Simple p, textual, has movement and beautiful artist flare. Talented as ever.

This is stunning DJW. I love it 😍 Lest We Forget 🙏

This is really beautiful Don.❤️

That’s so beautiful Don

Beautiful 😍We Will Remember Them

I love it, Don. So beautiful. X

Beautiful.x

How beautiful xx

Awesome Don...

Gorgeous!xxx

Thanks Don beautiful emotions x

Beautiful

Love it!

Love it 😍

Thats awesome

Omg that is sooo awesome

Magic

Beautiful

Poppy Robinson beautiful

❤❤

Haven’t lost your touch Mr W, that’s beautiful

😊

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Tania Cahill

Looks amazing Fon...❤️ your work 😘

Your work is amazing!

The next time you drop into Castaway Cafe for some delish coffee & eats - you can browse (and/or buy) some DJW merch. Great for presents coming into the silly season! Support local, support small business ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

The next time you drop into Castaway Cafe for some delish coffee & eats - you can browse (and/or buy) some DJW merch. Great for presents coming into the silly season! Support local, support small business ❤️

4 months ago

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Great to see the number of red sold stickers. 🎉

4 months ago

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Today 10am - 2pm Donald & Peter will be at the show.
We will also have newest range of Prints available!! Talk to the artists, get your prints signed with a personal note and enjoy the exhibition!! (Open today + tomorrow 9am-5pm)
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Bugger didn’t know Don was in Perth

4 months ago

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🤞🏼 our artworks perform well at auction to donate to the extremely worthy Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night."Dreams Can Travel Tonight" & "Cascade Gardens" by Donald James Waters OAM will auction tonight for Leukaemia Foundation at the Bright Tales exhibition, we're both hoping to raise a lot to help families with leukemia 🤞☺️ ... See MoreSee Less

🤞🏼 our artworks perform well at auction to donate to the extremely worthy Leukaemia Foundation.

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Fabulous works...cause. 🎨

4 months ago

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Hope tonight is fantastic,all the best.

4 months ago

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Definitely a bucket list experience last night painting with the guidance of these two masters.🎨🎨🎨

4 months ago

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Donald Waters & Peter Ryan at our Pinot & Paint Night ....

Opening Night this Friday! More Info + RSVP via link in our bio.��#BrightTales #donaldwaters #peterryanart #AppleX #art #contemporaryart #originalart #artlovers #australianart #popart #artforsale #perth #applecross #applecrossgallery #artshow #donaldjameswatersoam #applecrossart #paintyourstyle #youcanpaint
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Thanks had such a fun night 🙂

4 months ago

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Pinot & Paint night is about to begin!!! And everything is lookong great ready for Friday night! ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking amazing! Best wishes for Friday!🎉🥰🎉

Well done, hope Friday is successful.

Wish I could come x

Brett N Jody Carney

4 months ago

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🥰Today was a huge success for everyone! So awesome to have Donald Waters OAM and Peter Ryan rubbing shoulders with our customer today, the place was buzzing! But little Soraya was a bit tuckered out by the end of it. In fact my kids are all now inspired by the amazing art on display today but more so now that they know the stories behind some of the paintings and meeting the artists has made them all the more inspired. This is the couch in our gallery after the event, Soraya here with M, both needing a rest! Dons pillows are well placed here! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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Look who I just bumped into at Arts Edge Cafe...great guy and amazing artist Donald James Waters OAM and I will be back tomorrow from 11 to chat and eat and sign stuff...and the theme is to have fun! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi Don Long time no see. A flood of memories are flooding back when we used to hang out at the "Well". Will try get there tomorrow for a long overdue chinwag... And doughnuts! Pmd my number to you if I can't get there in time. Love to catch up while you're here. Cheers Trish (your old upstairs housemate)

Whirlwind day in picturesque Perth ahead of Applecross Art & Framing’s Bright Tales exhibition with Peter Ryan Art. Tomorrow Peter and I will be at Arts Edge Cafe for a signing between 11am - 4pm. Come and have a chinwag, coffee and a cake! ... See MoreSee Less

Whirlwind day in picturesque Perth ahead of Applecross Art & Framing’s Bright Tales exhibition with Peter Ryan Art. Tomorrow Peter and I will be at Arts Edge Cafe for a signing between 11am - 4pm. Come and have a chinwag, coffee and a cake!

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Great bumping into today...tomorrows going to be a great kick off for the week!

So lovely to have Don and Peter in our gallery together! Can’t wait to hear don and peter talk today!

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Pop up DJW merchandise store at Castaway Cafe Jacobs Well. Get organised for Christmas or treat yo self!

4 months ago

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Flyers are in letterboxes, paintings are framed, Donald James Waters is in Perth...only 1week to wait till 'BRIGHT TALES' exhibition opens! Friday 25th Heathcote Cultral Precinct Applecross. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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No chance DJW will misplace this suitcase on his way to the Bright Tales Exhibition at Applecross Art & Framing... painted over 10 years ago using Chroma Acrylic, has been assaulted by baggage handlers worldwide and hasn’t cracked or faded! ... See MoreSee Less

No chance DJW will misplace this suitcase on his way to the Bright Tales Exhibition at Applecross Art & Framing... painted over 10 years ago using Chroma Acrylic, has been assaulted by baggage handlers worldwide and hasn’t cracked or faded!

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Much like Donald really. 😜

Yay!! Finally on the way to see us 🥰😍

Welcome to WA Don, stay long come back often. ☺️

Megan and I hope to catch you at the exhibition...you sure that's not a picture of me from the Pool days.... The feet look like mine!!

Your lucky....don’t get on at GC.....baggage handlers have no appreciation whatsoever🥴

Looking forward to meeting you on the other side!

Looking good....the artist and the suitcase.😁Best wishes for the exhibition Don!😘😊

Best wishes for the exhibition Donald James Waters Missed you at the function last week for Arts Ablaze....hope you are feeling better....

He has always been a great luggage hauler! He was so gracious to pull my extra Hot pink suitcase all around Hong Kong to be gentlmanly! ❤️ Donald Waters!

I love your style. Just wish I lived in the West so I could visit your exhibition again.

Love that idea. Might do one myself Don. X Dot

Looking gorgeous Don xx safe travels my friend ❤️❤️❤️

Won't misplace DJW either! 😍

Are you exhibiting here in Perth? Please send me details.

‘ Both Stunners extraordinaire !! 🎨

Love the colour of the jacket , memories of your Holden, best of luck.

Looks great Don, best wishes for your exhibition👍🤩

Best wishes for exhibition. Looking good.

Have fun.

Looking just smashing

Love your suitcase.

❤️❤️it Don 😘

Love your suit case

Dashing

You going to this Amie Bolton

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4 months ago

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'HANGING AROUND'...one of my favs, and what Donald James Waters and I will be doing at Arts Edge Photo & Frame who are stocking up the cafe with cakes and coffees, and the walls with heaps of new stuff! 😉😅 ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

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Bright Tales | Opening Night in 14 days!
Art Show with Donald Waters & Peter Ryan
More info & rsvp: www.applexart.com/bright-tales
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5 months ago

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Counting down WA...Donald Waters and Peter Ryan exhibition event month! - mailchi.mp/artsedge/arts-edge-update-upcoming-events-983697 ... See MoreSee Less

Counting down WA...

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Can’t wait!!

Love these colour concept

5 months ago

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Important lesson for creatives:
To be valued, you must value yourself first 🙌🏻“When I first started working as a photographer, I was doing so many jobs for free. Nobody would pay me, but they’d offer dinner. Or drinks. Or publicity. Or experience. Or connections. Or insight. Even though I felt like my work was worth more, I never thought I was in a position to negotiate. I’d become so small when discussing compensation. I’d shrink. I needed everyone to like me. I assumed that if people liked me, they’d respect me. They’d treat me with dignity. They’d value my work. And they’d eventually pay me for it. But instead—they kept asking me back without pay. I think it’s so hard for creators to get out of that cycle, but my mom gave me the best line to use: ‘I’m sorry, but I can’t afford to do that for free.’ I still do free gigs, but only on my terms. Only if they provide value beyond a person’s gratitude. I’m never aggressive or mean. But I’m clear. I’m not sure what I’m worth to them. But I know what I’m worth to myself. And I want it put in writing. I’m still nice about it. I’m still polite. But I’m more dominant. Well, maybe not dominant. Actually I will say dominant. You can still be dominant and nice.”

(Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
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Important lesson for creatives: 
To be valued, you must value yourself first 🙌🏻

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Never discount your art because then you are devaluing yourself

New In The Studio blog post...

https://bluethumb.com.au/donald-james-waters/studio

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Gorgeous, as always!❤️

Your painting is great Don👏👍

All good now big fella?

5 months ago

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5 months ago

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Took the opportunity during my forced downtime AKA recovery period to tidy up my Bluethumb account and upload some new artworks. Was swiftly notified that four of the works were selected as 'Staff Picks'. Really chuffed and feeling the love. #supportthosewhosupportyou ... See MoreSee Less

Took the opportunity during my forced downtime AKA recovery period to tidy up my Bluethumb account and upload some new artworks. Was swiftly notified that four of the works were selected as Staff Picks. Really chuffed and feeling the love. #supportthosewhosupportyou

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Hope you have a speedy recovery Don & plenty of restful activities while you get well. Xoxo

Well deserved “Staff Picks” I’m sure.Hope your feeling better,these things can take time to recover from.xxx

That’s a nice pick-me-up Don!! Hope you’re feeling better and congratulations! 👏🏻👏🏻

Get well soon Don.💐

I wish you a speedy recovery and great paintings and congratulations🙏👏

Congratulations Don, no wonder, they're beautiful! Hope you're feeling a bit better every day. Xxx

Hope you’re feeling better DJW

Congratulations Don that's awesome! Hope you're getting better every day. xxx

Hope your feeling better soon Don

Thanks for the well wishes everyone!

Get well x

Sending you our love and healing prayers Don - love your work

Hope you're feeling better soon Don xx

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5 months ago

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Unfortunately DJW has had to withdraw his involvement as a performer and mentor at the upcoming Arts Ablaze Festival due to ill health.

Not all bad news however, as his very lovely and underpaid daughter will be taking a selection of his artworks (some pictured) to be displayed at the gorgeous Bromelton House Homestead for the duration.

DJW has also donated a limited edition print to the Scenic Rim Council to auction for Bushfire Relief, stay posted for those details too.

Wishing DJW a speedy recovery!
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Unfortunately DJW has had to withdraw his involvement as a performer and mentor at the upcoming Arts Ablaze Festival due to ill health. 

Not all bad news however, as his very lovely and underpaid daughter will be taking a selection of his artworks (some pictured) to be displayed at the gorgeous Bromelton House Homestead for the duration. 

DJW has also donated a limited edition print to the Scenic Rim Council to auction for Bushfire Relief, stay posted for those details too. 

Wishing DJW a speedy recovery!

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Look after yourself my friend. You deserve a rest. Wishing a speedy recovery. Sending you love and caring hugs. Love Guiny

Please get well soon Don, you are in my prayers 🙏 and thoughts for a speedy recovery. Will make you a special cake 🧁for our next art Wednesday when you are back on deck.🤗 Teresa

You have a good daughter, continuing to show your art while you recover.

Helping the bushfire relief is a wonderful idea. 💙 Get well soon Don ❤

Sorry to hear you are unwell. Sending love and well wishes Don. 💙

Everyone from Wednesday group sending get well wishes for a speedy recovery Don! And so glad your lovely and underpaid daughter is so efficient 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙏🏻😘

Take your time Don, make the most of a well earned rest. Wishing for you, a complete recovery

Excellant work Don get well soon you are great Emma

All the best for a speedy recovery Don,take your time to recover.❤️

Hope your feeling better soon Don 😊

Speedy recovery Don 😘 Well done Emma I’m sure there’ll be a bonus for your efforts 😁

To the lovely underpaid daughter, give Don our loves and best wishes, ‘take it easy mate’ and listen to your daughter and Dr’s

Love your paintings, they reflect your beautiful nature. Get well soon , love and hugs xx

Hope you are well again soon, ❣🤩

Hey Don - get well soon. ❤️ Good work Em xxx

Hope you are feeling much better really soon xx

Hope you get better quickly Don. x

Sending you some healing energy Don. Thanks to Colleen for the phone call in regards to your health and class cancellation. Take as long as you need to recover... It will only make your many fans appreciate you even more. Lol x Frills

Wishing you a speedy recovery Don

Speedy recovery Don 😘 I am sure you are getting well looked after 😷

🎨 Donald James Waters, OAM, Patron Of ’ The Gallery in the Corridor ‘ ... * We are sorry to hear you are so unwell, and hope you will be ‘up and about’ again very soon..( .so , be a good patient, and think about how much you will increase your lovely, overworked daughters’ pay )...with love and respect. Hugs. Jackie C. 🤗🎨

Sending love and prayers for a speedy recovery xo

Oh no, get well soon XX

Hope your feeling well real soon.

Hope all goes well and Don is feeling better real soon xx

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Tic Toc save the date .His comming

Tammy Ctercteko Karen Noseda save the date

5 months ago

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Make sure you book your spot, support local business, support local events.
We are very lucky to have Donald James Waters OAM painting live during the event. Will be a fabulous afternoon.
Be sure to join us.
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Valerie Julie Eugarde This is it Val! ☺️

Tracey Wiltshire Dazzee Wazz ? not far from you, might be a nice treat with Mum Dad x

6 months ago

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Nature's Playground opening this Friday night in Mackay!

Brightly coloured collection of artworks celebrating our wonderful planet, how lucky are we?!
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Natures Playground opening this Friday night in Mackay!

Brightly coloured collection of artworks celebrating our wonderful planet, how lucky are we?!

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I did this workshop in Mackay and love every minute. I learn't so much and it was exciting to come out of my comfort zone. Thanks Don.

6 months ago

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Don’t miss out!Donald Waters Mixed Media Art Workshop!

Donald James Waters is very patient, accommodating and encouraging to all skill levels. He instructs using charcoal, acrylics, and glazing techniques. Be thoroughly entertained, gain a wealth of knowledge, new skills, and techniques for your own unique paintings.

When: Sat 7th & Sun 8th Sept., 9am - 4pm
Where: Art Society Building, Snow Wright Rd., Beaconsfield.
Cost: $250 (deposit of $100 required)
Bookings: Milton Picture Framers, 88 Milton St., Mackay. Ph 49511623 | office.admin@miltonhouse.biz
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So much to see and interpret. Mind-boggling!!

Blast from the past!

We received this lovely message about a novelty artwork DJW would have painted 30 years ago as an attraction at ‘Koala Town’. It’s great to reflect on past experiences and to see how much his style has progressed and changed.

Thank-you for sending it through ❤️

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Blast from the past! 

We received this lovely message about a novelty artwork DJW would have painted 30 years ago as an attraction at ‘Koala Town’. It’s great to reflect on past experiences and to see how much his style has progressed and changed.  

Thank-you for sending it through ❤️

https://youtu.be/jG8kq9pFEHQ

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I presume this was from you Jay & Traci? That’s fantastic!

I knew Don was older than Adam this seems the missing link

I have a few items too DJW! From way back

6 months ago

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‘Winter Sun’ in Kirra is all packed down and onto the next... thank-you to all who viewed the exhibition and came to an Art Therapy Talk.

Next, DJW will be in Mackay for a workshop and the opening night of his new ‘Nature’s Playground’ show.
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‘Winter Sun’ in Kirra is all packed down and onto the next... thank-you to all who viewed the exhibition and came to an Art Therapy Talk. 

Next, DJW will be in Mackay for a workshop and the opening night of his new ‘Nature’s Playground’ show.

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Donald James, the best tutor ever, so giving of his knowledge always, I still have one of his early paintings in pride of place where it will stay and continue to inspire me hopefully

Annette O'Hara

Really Really fantastic love the dog in them.

Amazing

Wondering how to make the best use of your Sunday?

Come and see DJW on the final day of his ‘Winter Sun Exhibit’ and catch his Art as Therapy Talk at 11am.

Kirra Cultural & Community Centre, 1 Garrick St Coolangatta. Exhibit open 10am-2pm

See you there!
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Donald Waters Mixed Media Art Workshop!

Donald James Waters is very patient, accommodating and encouraging to all skill levels. He instructs using charcoal, acrylics, and glazing techniques. Be thoroughly entertained, gain a wealth of knowledge, new skills, and techniques for your own unique paintings.

When: Sat 7th & Sun 8th Sept., 9am - 4pm
Where: Art Society Building, Snow Wright Rd., Beaconsfield.
Cost: $250 (deposit of $100 required)
Bookings: Milton Picture Framers, 88 Milton St., Mackay. Ph 49511623 | office.admin@miltonhouse.biz
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Stunning work young fella.

Like no other ... 🎨😀

Yes ‘young’ ??

6 months ago

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Donald all great artists eventually do a self-portrait. Magnificent.

Amazing

Love watching and listening to him.😍

Wow

Wow so fab

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6 months ago

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What a beautiful day! Looking forward to my artist talk on Art as Therapy at 11am at Kirra Cultural and Community Centre. Please come along! ... See MoreSee Less

What a beautiful day! Looking forward to my artist talk on Art as Therapy at 11am at Kirra Cultural and Community Centre. Please come along!

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Looks like one of your paintings!!

Can you please advise if your talk on the 25th is at 11am? Thanks

6 months ago

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Just a reminder- the Kirra exhibit is closed today and reopens tomorrow 10am until 2pm.
Join DJW for his Art as Therapy Talk at 11am!
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Just a reminder- the Kirra exhibit is closed today and reopens tomorrow 10am until 2pm. 
Join DJW for his Art as Therapy Talk at 11am!

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Saskia Parsons Daren Parsons you should check out Don’s art work it is amazing

6 months ago

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DJW sketching live in the space until 4pm this afternoon. Drop in for a chat. ... See MoreSee Less

DJW sketching live in the space until 4pm this afternoon. Drop in for a chat.

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You are sure a master of your art

Oooohhhh looking good Donald James Waters!

is sunday demo still on

Ready to rock and roll.

‘Winter Sun- Art To Warm The Soul’
- Exhibition 14th-25th August
- Art Therapy Talks Sunday 18th & 25th @ 11am.

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Beautiful! Even the chairs and cushions are stunning!

Wow 😮 that looks amazing Don and Emma.

All beautiful paintings

Where?

Trish Halloran tmh49@bigpond.com thought you might to see this. Donald Waters re: November workshop

So wonderful

Sensational! What more can you say

Giulia Ponticello KirraHill Community and Cultural Centre 1 Garrick Street Coolangatta ♥️

Totally fabulous art by a totally fabulous artist. . But the video movement is making me nauseas aargh

Giulia Ponticello ♥️

Vay Lou

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What a glorious Saturday! I trust everyone is making the most of this spectacular ‘winter’ day- how blessed are we?!

For those who were planning to visit DJW’s Winter Sun exhibit and take part in one of the Artist Talks on either Saturday 17th or 24th August - the Gallery space is inaccessible due to the beautiful location being utilised for Weddings. If we could ask you to attend the talks on either Sunday 18th or 25th August instead.

If Sunday doesn’t work for you, shoot us a private message and we’ll arrange a time over the exhibit for DJW to meet for a chat on a weekday!

Very much looking forward to sharing Winter Sun with you and thank-you for your understanding!
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What a glorious Saturday! I trust everyone is making the most of this spectacular ‘winter’ day- how blessed are we?! 

For those who were planning to visit DJW’s Winter Sun exhibit and take part in one of the Artist Talks on either Saturday 17th or 24th August - the Gallery space is inaccessible due to the beautiful location being utilised for Weddings. If we could ask you to attend the talks on either Sunday 18th or 25th August instead. 

If Sunday doesn’t work for you, shoot us a private message and we’ll arrange a time over the exhibit for DJW to meet for a chat on a weekday!  

Very much looking forward to sharing Winter Sun with you and thank-you for your understanding!

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So bright and colourful Don 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Love the painting 👍👍

I really love this painting, excellant! x

A truly wonderful painting Don❤️

I would love to come wither day, but preferably the 25th. Love your art. Brooke Warner Faye Slavin Cherylle Webb

Love this painting

Would look great on my wall😉😂

Gorgeous

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Really excited to be a test dummy for the 'In the Studio' features on Bluethumb. Looking forward to sharing some insights into my artistic process and WIP shots. Let me know what you would like to see!

bluethumb.com.au/donald-james-waters/studio
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Really excited to be a test dummy for the In the Studio features on Bluethumb. Looking forward to sharing some insights into my artistic process and WIP shots. Let me know what you would like to see!

https://bluethumb.com.au/donald-james-waters/studio

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Yourself back here in Cairns 😊.. That picture is a great perspective!

Love the photo

Hi. Am enquiring if wednesday art group is on. Being show day

So exciting xx

How to hold a brush and paint but still be able to partake in a beverage

Anything you do would be good Donald

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Isn’t this where you’d rather be on an August Monday?

Acrylic on canvas. 700 x 500.

Title suggestions?
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