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3 days ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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 ... ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ˜€

6 days ago

Donald James Waters OAM

DJW sketching live in the gallery today. Pop in and say hi! ... See MoreSee Less

DJW sketching live in the gallery today. Pop in and say hi!Image attachment

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Amazing

Wow so fab

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

Love watching and listening to him.๐Ÿ˜

Wow

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7 days ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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

1 week ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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

1 week ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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.

โ€˜Winter Sun- Art To Warm The Soulโ€™
- Exhibition 14th-25th August
- Art Therapy Talks Sunday 18th & 25th @ 11am.

Come and take a look ๐Ÿคช
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Totally fabulous art by a totally fabulous artist. . But the video movement is making me nauseas aargh

Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ that looks amazing Don and Emma.

Beautiful! Even the chairs and cushions are stunning!

All beautiful paintings

So wonderful

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

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

Sensational! What more can you say

Giulia Ponticello ♥๏ธ

Vay Lou

Where?

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What a glorious Saturday! I trust everyone is making the most of this spectacular โ€˜winterโ€™ day- how blessed are we?!

For those who were planning to visit DJWโ€™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 doesnโ€™t work for you, shoot us a private message and weโ€™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 โ€˜winterโ€™ day- how blessed are we?! 

For those who were planning to visit DJWโ€™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 doesnโ€™t work for you, shoot us a private message and weโ€™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 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Love the painting ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

I really love this painting, excellant! x

A truly wonderful painting Donโค๏ธ

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 wall๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜Š.. That picture is a great perspective!

So exciting xx

Love the photo

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

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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Isnโ€™t this where youโ€™d rather be on an August Monday?

Acrylic on canvas. 700 x 500.

Title suggestions?
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Isnโ€™t this where youโ€™d rather be on an August Monday? 

Acrylic on canvas. 700 x 500. 

Title suggestions?

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Leeann Stewart you want to go to the gallery on the 25th of Oct? My 18 year old dreams might come true!!!!!!!! Eeeek.

Sub surface secluded love ๐Ÿ’•

Looking fantastic don

I would rather that beauty be hanging on my wall next to the other 2 DWs I have.

Where I would prefer to spend my days

Best of both worlds

Above below nature’s show

Feel the serenity. Lol

Oh yes!

Looks great

Yes yes yes

Inlet to outlet / inlet for outlet / the inlet

Summer Serindipity....

Freedom

Blu day ๐Ÿ˜Š

Bliss

Can breathe underwater lol

The Passage

Yep

Deeper than i thought

Nth QLD winter

One Paradise, Two worlds

Beneath the blue.

Subaqueous Summer

Tally creek

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How did you spend your Sunday?
Art is my obsession.

#nodaysoff
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How did you spend your Sunday? 
Art is my obsession. 

#nodaysoff

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Introduced some friends to your work today. They loved it, maybe enough to get some. I hope so.

I took some inspiration from your style Don, I used charcoal with acrylic. I was so fun to try some charcoal and acrylic . ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿญthanks.

Cleanin up cause I've been doing heaps of painting and drawing instead of cleaning for weeks n something smelt weird... now I'm back painting after having to call a locksmith cause I wanted cigs I shouldnt be smokin and was so excited to be able to finish current painting I grabbed wrong keys n locked myself out. Shame lol was wearing my finest cleaning, painting pj duds๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Yes painting too. ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป‍๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ˜Š

Enjoying the challenge of trying to finish this..

I painted a sunflower

Spent the day weeding the vege patch

Painting. Working on a painting started in Dons workshop in maryborough.

Visiting you Donald. Loved your studio and your hospitality. Enjoyed your company and the refreshments!

Pimpama State School Auction & family fun day. Great event as always. .

Vay Lou

Beautifully stated Don, you are a legend!

Painting my new art studio ๐Ÿ˜ looking forward to painting more like you inspired me to do in Grafton

Finishing a carigan

That looks great

Doing housework like you told me too !! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Doing housework like you told me too !! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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3 weeks ago

Donald James Waters OAM

A work in progress.......
Pop in and see what Donald James Waters OAM is up to today.
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They must have tablecloths in abundance

Are the beers cold

DJW was commissioned to paint this contemporary family portrait as a milestone birthday present, which was well received at its unveiling with some happy tears, laughs and memories shared. What a momentous and thoughtful gift to be passed down the generations - a delight for DJW to be involved. ... See MoreSee Less

DJW was commissioned to paint this contemporary family portrait as a milestone birthday present, which was well received at its unveiling with some happy tears, laughs and memories shared. What a momentous and thoughtful gift to be passed down the generations - a delight for DJW to be involved.

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I am the lady on the left and cried happy tears for the family portrait for my husband 70 th. Thank you so much Donald we love it so much.

Congratulations, it worked well.

Wow, it looks amazing. Such a wonderful way to do portraiture!♥๏ธ

Fabulous!

Great result Don ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Wow. That is excellent.

Stunning.

That’s so special โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Wow

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Even after four decades as a professional artist, DJW experienced a first today: Drawing chalk murals on auditorium walls for a high school production! Great to see Moreton Bay College thinking outside of the box, all the best for your show- break a leg?

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They look amazing don as usual

Hi Don i recently emailed you via your web site and messaged about some workshops next year.

Looks fantastic!๐Ÿ

An amazing artist.

Omg they look amazing. Looovvve them ๐Ÿ’•

You're a Legend Don. Great stuff.

It's a pity they are only in chalk, maybe you could take photos and have them printed.

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Just amazing

Nice

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Unfortunately not the best photo quality... but one happy customer!

Thank-you Shannon, hope you and the family enjoy for many years to come ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Unfortunately not the best photo quality... but one happy customer! 

Thank-you Shannon, hope you and the family enjoy for many years to come ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Looks great finished!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

We love it! Thanks Don. โค๐Ÿ’

That's beautiful. I love the vibrant colours.

I love all your paintings โค

Turned out great Don !

Nice

Ps. That's all of us, including pets. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

Nice

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And just like that itโ€™s off to itโ€™s new home! ... See MoreSee Less

And just like that itโ€™s off to itโ€™s new home!Image attachment

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Congratulations Don, it's fabulous.

Love it! You are really good x

Magnificent ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

That’s fabulous- enjoy looking at it Matt!

Just tooo easy, DJW. Awesome ! ๐ŸŽจ

So colorful!

Wow.

Like

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Rounding out Sunday setting the scene for this picturesque and energetic commissioned artwork, ready for the family and pets to be painted into paradise.

Could you imagine having a grumpy family dinner with this hanging over your table? DJW will bring some seriously good vibes into this happy home.โœŒ๐Ÿผ Art is powerful!
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Rounding out Sunday setting the scene for this picturesque and energetic commissioned artwork, ready for the family and pets to be painted into paradise. 

Could you imagine having a grumpy family dinner with this hanging over your table? DJW will bring some seriously good vibes into this happy home.โœŒ๐Ÿผ Art is powerful!

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Looks great Don ๐Ÿ˜˜

What a vibrant joyful piece!!

Your art is powerful and packed full of enthusiasm love energy and never ceases to amaze Love you Donald xx

Looking good Don!

Love it ๐Ÿ’•

Lookin good don

โค๐Ÿ™โค

Love your work Donald โค๏ธโค๏ธ

I remember when that was just a blank canvas

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Panels 1 and 2 finally completed for BSHS commissioned artwork! DJW took the canvases down to paint the edges before we could photograph together.... remainder of the time lapse will be edited and uploaded shortly!

*photos in comments to put the size of the artwork in perspective - HUGE!
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Panels 1 and 2 finally completed for BSHS commissioned artwork! DJW took the canvases down to paint the edges before we could photograph together.... remainder of the time lapse will be edited and uploaded shortly!

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1 month ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Vibrant little beach scene 500 x 700 bluethumb.com.au/donald-james-waters/Artwork/secret-surfers-original-artwork @ DJW Studio ... See MoreSee Less

Vibrant little beach scene 500 x 700 https://bluethumb.com.au/donald-james-waters/Artwork/secret-surfers-original-artwork @ DJW StudioImage attachment

DJW on mindfulness and The Arts ๐ŸŽจ ... See MoreSee Less

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U do an amazing job Don! A true delight to know u and enjoy your art in our home. ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

I am with you all the way.

Peter Campbell

Great snap shot. Ax

PLEASE HELP!

A few months ago Bluethumb approached DJW to become a Featured Artist (thanks Bluethumb!) We needed to create a new profile to meet the technical requirements and unfortunately we have been directing traffic to our old account, devastating! The new link is below with DJW's latest artworks, please give us a follow so we can maintain Featured Artist status! Thank-you for your ongoing support!

bluethumb.com.au/donald-james-waters
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PLEASE HELP!

A few months ago Bluethumb approached DJW to become a Featured Artist (thanks Bluethumb!) We needed to create a new profile to meet the technical requirements and unfortunately we have been directing traffic to our old account, devastating! The new link is below with DJWs latest artworks, please give us a follow so we can maintain Featured Artist status! Thank-you for your ongoing support! 

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

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Fantastic and following ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Love his work. I have had the privilege of attending his workshop at the McGregor summer school

Greatly look forward to seeing Dons great work

Done!

Done!

He was Rachel's favourite artist

Done ๐Ÿ˜€

Done โœ…

Done

Done

Done

Done

E mma along with my other brownies i always picture you as still little girls hope you are well

Done

Done

Done

follow

Following โค๏ธ

Following.

Following.

following number 55

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2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

DJW presented this portrait to the outgoing Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart during his farewell celebrations over the weekend.

It is an honour for DJW to continue his ongoing association with the Queensland Police Service documenting milestones to form part of our cultural history, art is valuable beyond measure!
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An amazing portrait!

fabulous. well done Donald congratulations on a wonderful work.

Wonderful portrait Don you are amazing

Don your works are incredible . CongratulationsThankyou for sharing your talent to the world..

Wow Donald these are amazing. Thank you for all your support

Fab painting Don

So good Don! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Congratulations Amazing work!! ๐ŸŽ‰

Congratulations Don,the Police Commissioner must be thrilled,an amazing painting.xxx

Wow, that looks awesome Don ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Congratulations xxx

Brillant work as always DJW!

You guys both look fantastic! Amazing honour, congrats x

Wow!! Great work, Don.

well done Donald !

Nicole Lovelock

Wow wow wow !

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2 months ago

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2 years ago DJW was working on this epic mural. ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago DJW was working on this epic mural.Image attachment

DJW laying down his compositional sketch under the watchful eye of his โ€˜creative directorโ€™. ... See MoreSee Less

DJW laying down his compositional sketch under the watchful eye of his โ€˜creative directorโ€™.

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I LOVE this shot!!!

Love your new Director

Oh this is just beautiful!๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

I love the colours.

Love it, how good is that company

Wonderful

a bit more colourful than last time I saw it.

I always thought there was something missing in Donalds life ( Direction) LOL.

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2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

DJW leaping into this mammoth 3m x 2m commissioned artwork by laying down a foundation of bold colour to set the emotional tone of the piece. Canโ€™t wait to see how this evolves! ... See MoreSee Less

DJW leaping into this mammoth 3m x 2m commissioned artwork by laying down a foundation of bold colour to set the emotional tone of the piece. Canโ€™t wait to see how this evolves!

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Exciting can’t wait to see what happens โค๏ธ

Maddy Kennedy

Exciting can’t wait to see what happens โค๏ธ

What the world needs... ... See MoreSee Less

What the world needs...
Brand new artwork! https://bluethumb.com.au/donald-james-waters/Artwork/night-camp-original-artwork @ DJW StudioImage attachmentImage attachment

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Still love your your DJW. If I had more walls...

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Nightcaps Art Connection

Cheryl-ann ford

2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

ARTESCAPE 2019
The Tanks Arts Centre
DONALD WATERS
It's always joyous vibes around the Donald Waters workshops who is back again this year due to demand for another very successful workshop. Pictured here is one of his students former Artists at work member Joan Clealand. I love the free spirit that Don fosters in all of his students and I look forward to seeing all the finished results. Viewing of completed artwork is encouraged by the wider public between 4 and 6 on Friday afternoon at the tanks 4. Don always works on a canvas himself and this painting has his signature style of rhythmical brushwork and a juxtaposition of colours. It is an atmospheric piece indeed,
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That looks rather dark...

2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Visited Donald James Waters today at Artescape tanks! Sad to be missing out on the workshop this year but happy to see him teaching in Cairns ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

No surprises here! Exposing yourself to uplifting art is so powerful โค๏ธLet that sink in. After surveying hundreds of people across the nation, we discovered that people agree that owning in art has a greater impact on your long-term happiness than clothes, shoes, electronics, or cars. ... See MoreSee Less

No surprises here! Exposing yourself to uplifting art is so powerful โค๏ธ

2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Kicking off the week with an insight from DJW into his art therapy philosophy...

Also, say a prayer for those students about to embark on a whole week of stepping outside their comfort zones with an intensive DJW seminar at ArtEscape. Except for Mary, sheโ€™s a glutton for punishment! ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Love you Don. Awesome words ๐Ÿ˜˜

Such an inspiring teacher.๐Ÿ˜

Wonderful philosophy, Art theraphy truly in action.

Great stuff "trust yourself"

Love these snippets as they keep on inspiring. Ax

๐ŸคชIntensive , Manic, Hilarious...Inspiring !!

I tell you Emma it’s a journey but vodka cruisers are helping ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜‚

You're right on the money Donald. Take care mate we'll catch up soon.

Can I drop in

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DJW will be sharing his art therapy wisdom in a series of free informal talks over two consecutive weekends in August. #arttherapy #warmyoursoul #donaldjameswaters #giveback ... See MoreSee Less

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Excellent. What a great idea. Also, is that a Malaysian street art T shirt?

2 months ago

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Denise Jennings is like to take you to see this. Don Waters is one of my favourite artists.

DJW's next popup gig at the picturesque Kirra Hill Cultural Centre in August. Exhibition of original artworks and free art therapy talks courtesy of the man himself. ... See MoreSee Less

DJWs next popup gig at the picturesque Kirra Hill Cultural Centre in August. Exhibition of original artworks and free art therapy talks courtesy of the man himself.

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Maddy Kennedy

3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

DJWโ€™s latest thought provoking charcoal and acrylic work titled โ€˜The Conversationโ€™ on 700 x 900 canvas.

Don describes the work as โ€˜cleansing tears fall from the sky to wash the soul clean...โ€™

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DJWโ€™s latest thought provoking charcoal and acrylic work titled โ€˜The Conversationโ€™ on 700 x 900 canvas. 

Don describes the work as โ€˜cleansing tears fall from the sky to wash the soul clean...โ€™

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Love the description and the art, just beautiful ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

One of my favourites!

Love this ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

This is really nice Don

Beautiful

How emotional is this

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3 months ago

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Great video Don xxx โค๏ธ love you

3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Glad to have DJW back in the studio after some time away teaching. Here is his current project โ€˜Winds of Changeโ€™. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looks fascinating as always.

Nature fights back! Paints the town green! I love it.

Awesome ! ( Love the ‘voice-over’ at the end ) ๐ŸŽจ

Loved his workshop.

Sprung! We love when students report back to the studio whilst DJW is โ€˜working awayโ€™. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ... See MoreSee Less

Sprung! We love when students report back to the studio whilst DJW is โ€˜working awayโ€™. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Cheers Don, Friday loves to you ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท

Ha ha looking good

Digging that Sweater! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Alyssa Faith Hannan he takes students ๐Ÿ˜Š

Haha! Sprung bad Mr Waters!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

We had a lovely day.๐Ÿ˜

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3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Last minute seats available for Donald J Waters Acrylic & Charcoal 3 Day workshop - this weekend!!! Message for more information or check it out in our Events calendar! ... See MoreSee Less

DJW had the honour of guest speaking at the Royal Queensland Art Society yesterday. Judging from these smiles he was well received! ... See MoreSee Less

DJW had the honour of guest speaking at the Royal Queensland Art Society yesterday. Judging from these smiles he was well received!

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Of course he was well received - Don is an inspirational and very motivating speaker!

Is that Rolf Harris on the right ha ha xx

3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Our new home is starting to look like a gallery! These two Donald James Waters framed canvas are looking spectacular - own yours today ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ ask us how!

Visit our new premises in Edgewater, right next door to the old shop! More information can be found here www.artsedge.com.au
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Cataloguing. Working out what to send where ๐Ÿคฏ!! ... See MoreSee Less

Cataloguing. Working out what to send where ๐Ÿคฏ!!

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Walked into a house at Coomera Waters and seen some of your work Got talking and he is keen for more Dan Harris Sovereign Lane Coomera Waters

How wonderful!๐Ÿ’›

You can always send a few my way Don. Birthdays in July

If you need a hand call us.

Send them to Scotland for me please uncle don xxx

Just send them all to my place ๐Ÿ˜‰

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3 months ago

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Now stocking DJW cushions.... ... See MoreSee Less

Now stocking DJW cushions....

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They are beautiful cushions

They look amazing

Look so beachie love you art work

3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Minor prize winner: Danielle Alexander
Major prize winner: Sonya Chindamo

Congratulations and thank-you to everyone for your entries and continued support.
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Congratulations

Congratulations lucky ducks ๐Ÿฆ†. Enjoy!!

Thank you so much Emma and Donald!! I have just picked up the canvas and was ecstatic and truly grateful to have won this gorgeous painting. It will be very much loved and appreciated in my humble home๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank you Donald! I am already a proud owner of your original work ‘Sunday Test Match’ and am so excited to hear I have a print on its way. Your work sings to me....colour, colour and more colour! Beside myself with the win ๐Ÿค—

Wow, Sonya!! Well done!! & dont you just love him ... ( on a good day ) lol!! ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ˜‚

Well done

This was lovely to see! ๐Ÿ˜ I already miss my Wednesday do I just got my fix!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’•

Hey

Lol

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3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Weโ€™ve kicked off... here until 8pm. Drop in and have a look. ... See MoreSee Less

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I love everything about this. The art & the music. Next year we go, eh Bron?

Looks awesome! Be there soon!

Looking good.xx

The time I wish I lived in QLD...

So sorry I can’t be there but they look amazing โค๏ธ

Wish I was there!! Looks great

I’ll let you know the date and you can Plan your trip Patti x

Sorry we missed it. Tuscany beckoned ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

B there in 5

How long is the show on for?

Peter Bensley Simon Clover

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Itโ€™s all coming together!

See you all tonight โค๏ธ
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Where is the gallery showing?

A pause in setup to recharge with Flavour Fuel Foods ... See MoreSee Less

A pause in setup to recharge with Flavour Fuel Foods

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The cushions are really special xxxxx

How can I get these pillow covers friends?

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Love

โ€˜Blank canvasโ€™ ready to fill with art.... canโ€™t wait to display on Sunday!

Watch this space...literally!
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โ€˜Blank canvasโ€™ ready to fill with art.... canโ€™t wait to display on Sunday! 

Watch this space...literally!

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Watching from afar,hope it goes well.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

You got a time-lapse camera setup? Will be good for you to get more exposure.

Can’t wait to see it...

Watching ... ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘€

lovely space...where is it ???

Wish we were there. All the very best for the exhibition Donald James Waters ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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There is a lounge room somewhere under these new DJW sublimated cushion covers! #investmentart #homewares #artisthome #contemporaryart #art #artistsoninstagram #nofilter ... See MoreSee Less

There is a lounge room somewhere under these new DJW sublimated cushion covers! #investmentart #homewares #artisthome #contemporaryart #art #artistsoninstagram #nofilter

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Looking forward to seeing these...( new carpet designs perhaps ?) ๐ŸŽจ

Are they available on line Emma?

What a great idea... Well done. Have to drop a hint to my kids for a pressie. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Wow they look amazing

You’ve been busy Em!!

They're lovely xx

Where can I buy these?

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4 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

DJW had some fun this morning painting the last remaining wall at his favourite cafe, Castaway Cafe Jacobs Well. Be sure to check out his murals on the interior, exterior walls, tables, roof and even letterbox - delicious food and coffee too! ... See MoreSee Less

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The master at work. Ax

Sarah Rundle

The next panel for Curtis Street Vets at Pimpama completed. This represents the Grooming Area.... canโ€™t wait to see what DJW thinks of for the final panel ๐Ÿ˜‚ ... See MoreSee Less

The next panel for Curtis Street Vets at Pimpama completed. This represents the Grooming Area.... canโ€™t wait to see what DJW thinks of for the final panel ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Love the humour.

They look great

Let me guess... is the next panel the de-sexing area?๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

Love his ima

Kristen Wagner Narelle Wagner

Love this Don!

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Donald James Waters is painting live at Castaway this Saturday from 8am. Pop down for a coffee, check out his work and homewares!
You wouldnโ€™t want to miss it, he is amazing!
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New artworks, means new show, which means new homewares! #abstractexpressionism #expressionistart #expressionistpainting #contemporarypainter #acryliconcanvaspainting #acryliconcanvas #artsanity #intuitivepainting #intuitiveart #acrylicabstract #acrylicabstractpainting #abstraction #artcommunity #abstractartorg #artgram #artdailydose #artdaily #instartlovers #artworkoftheday #onlinegallery #artpiece #artes #buyartonline #visualarts #modernpainting #investmentart #artisthome #homewares ... See MoreSee Less

New artworks, means new show, which means new homewares!  #abstractexpressionism #expressionistart #expressionistpainting #contemporarypainter #acryliconcanvaspainting #acryliconcanvas #artsanity #intuitivepainting #intuitiveart #acrylicabstract #acrylicabstractpainting #abstraction #artcommunity #abstractartorg #artgram #artdailydose #artdaily #instartlovers #artworkoftheday #onlinegallery #artpiece #artes #buyartonline #visualarts #modernpainting #investmentart #artisthome #homewares

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Do you have fabric suitable for making a small caravan curtain? Would add beautiful colour to the caravan and can take some of our favourite artist on the road with us.

Oh good ! ( sharing ‘the love’, one hopes ? Lol ) ๐Ÿ˜‰

DJW looking over some proofs for promotional material by Drew's Sign It Pty Ltd. They look fantastic, we canโ€™t wait to see the finished product printed to full size! ... See MoreSee Less

DJW looking over some proofs for promotional material by Drews Sign It Pty Ltd. They look fantastic, we canโ€™t wait to see the finished product printed to full size!

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Thank-you

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Thank you indeed.

Working on the latest panel for Curtis Street Vets at Pimpama.

I think the Mummy dog might have jumped the fence a few times ๐Ÿคญ
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Working on the latest panel for Curtis Street Vets at Pimpama. 

I think the Mummy dog might have jumped the fence a few times ๐Ÿคญ

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Looks amazing!!!!

Very clever

๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™Š Very cute Don. Great colour.

I've seen this - it looks GREAT!!!

Great work Donald James Waters

Cute

Roscoe! โค๏ธ

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4 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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How do we enter please?

4 months ago

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Stunning as always Don โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ xx

I am afraid I need this in my life.

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

After last years success, will be popping up for ONE NIGHT ONLY at the Beenleigh Show Hall Facility again this year!

โœ… DJW has a brand NEW collection of artworks!
โœ… Accompanying NEW homeware range!
โœ… Limited edition prints!

********** AND **********

โญ๏ธ Music by the extremely talented Mayan Fox ๐ŸŽถ
โญ๏ธArtworks presented in exciting new format!
โญ๏ธMajor & Minor prizes drawn on the night!

Contact: arthouseonthebay@gmail.com or 0755461272 for more details ๐Ÿ–ผ
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๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

After last years success, will be popping up for ONE NIGHT ONLY at the Beenleigh Show Hall Facility again this year! 

โœ… DJW has a brand NEW collection of artworks!
โœ… Accompanying NEW homeware range! 
โœ… Limited edition prints! 

                     ********** AND **********

โญ๏ธ Music by the extremely talented Mayan Fox ๐ŸŽถ 
โญ๏ธArtworks presented in exciting new format! 
โญ๏ธMajor & Minor prizes drawn on the night! 

Contact: arthouseonthebay@gmail.com or 0755461272 for more details ๐Ÿ–ผ

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Sorry Don, can't make it but was looking forward to it. Next time for sure. Sure it will be a huge success xo

Will be there xxx

Jeffrey

Hope its a raging success. I will spread the word. Sadly I will miss the event. We will be in China. All the best. Love Guiny .

thanks margaret

Larnie Rose

Sorry I’ll miss it.

Thank you Margaret. I'm sure it will be fabulous! Sorry we will be away and miss Don's special day. Xxx

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4 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

DJW has been hard at work teaching a seminar in mixed media this week in Grafton. These are two of the demonstrative works heโ€™s completed so far. ... See MoreSee Less

DJW has been hard at work teaching a seminar in mixed media this week in Grafton. These are two of the demonstrative works heโ€™s completed so far.

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So vibrant and colourful, wonderful artwork Don๐Ÿ‘

That's some pretty amazing art

Those are such nice pieces, love em !

Love your imagination Don

Sitting down on the job, methinks ! Lol !! ๐ŸŽจ

They are both gorgeous.

Wow - Grafton comes alive with colour and kindness DW style x

Best class ever...๐Ÿ˜Š

Donald, haven't you been busy then!!

Amazing Don, I love them xx

Look at them lovely legs xx

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4 months ago

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Watch this space!

5 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

DJW has been busy โ€˜painting the townโ€™ of late... with 2 of 5 panels installed at Curtis Street Vets and an additional mural at Castaway Cafe Jacobs Well completed over the weekend. Thanks for the ongoing love and support John, Christine and Rachel โค๏ธโค๏ธ ... See MoreSee Less

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Love this

I might be joining your village after Anzac Keep you posted The gypsy

Fantastic Don!

They look great can’t wait to see them.

I think Jacobs well should nominate a name to commemorate him JACOBS WELL (HOME OF DJ WATERS )

I bet the patients and their owners I’ll love them.lol

Fabulous !!! ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™Š

Love it ๐Ÿ˜Š

Love your work ๐Ÿ˜Š

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5 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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Thank you for having us Donald! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ You're an amazing artist! ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

RI District 3780 Group Vocational Exchange 2019 Philippines-Australia

A huge thank-you to Andy Kancachian from Boat Gold Coast Magazine for the colourful spread and write-up. Great 120 page publication and itโ€™s free throughout the Gold Coast. Grab your copy to read DJW discussing his main inspiration- water! ... See MoreSee Less

A huge thank-you to Andy Kancachian from Boat Gold Coast Magazine for the colourful spread and write-up. Great 120 page publication and itโ€™s free throughout the Gold Coast. Grab your copy to read DJW discussing his main inspiration- water!

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You did it !! ๐ŸŒŠโ›ด Looks good ! ๐ŸŽจ

Fantastic Don!

Fantastic Don! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Working on numero uno of five panels for Curtis St Vets. What an impact! ... See MoreSee Less

Working on numero uno of five panels for Curtis St Vets. What an impact!

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Please please can we see all 5 panels. Really love these so clever .

Love it. ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ

So cool just love it

Fabulos

So clever.

Fabulous

Wonderful and quirky! Can I ask how you transport your works inter-state please- Donald- any suggested reliable transport company. I have one to go to SA from Yatala

Looking good Don ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿฉ

Love the is it a selfie in your yellow shorts ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜

Oh you never cease to amaze!!!! Incredible talent!!! I really need some new painting ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

This one looks a bit like Stephen King characters from the dark tower series. Cool for the vet. A bit creepy for me. Haha

This is fabulous Don! I love the interaction between the three๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’•

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5 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ผThank you so much Don Waters for our beautiful art now a centre piece in our home for years to come. So special when the artist comes to see it hanging on the wall. ... See MoreSee Less

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How good is technology?!

A quick ๐Ÿ“ธ using your phone into the #artrooms app and you can imagine how good a DJW artwork would look hanging on your wall whilst itโ€™s still sitting on the easel waiting for the paint to dry.

All of the artworks pictured here, will be displayed at DJWโ€™s upcoming show at the Beenleigh Show Hall on May 12 - Save the date!
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How good is technology?! 

A quick ๐Ÿ“ธ using your phone into the #artrooms app and you can imagine how good a DJW artwork would look hanging on your wall whilst itโ€™s still sitting on the easel waiting for the paint to dry. 

All of the artworks pictured here, will be displayed at DJWโ€™s upcoming show at the Beenleigh Show Hall on May 12 - Save the date!

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Matthew Collard

Brilliant.

I have one which I adore and gaze at everyday and I still don't think I've discovered everything in it. I would love another!

Rachel Lawton bottom right and top right are my picks!!!!

That’s a bit clever

Awesome... what are the price ranges for artwork?

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5 months ago

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Day 4: โ€˜Tree of Lifeโ€™ Mural for 100 Years of Quota

Putting the final touches on for todayโ€™s opening.
Looks spectacular!
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Day 4: โ€˜Tree of Lifeโ€™ Mural for 100 Years of Quota

Putting the final touches on for todayโ€™s opening.
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Looks a little like something that hangs in my house! Gorgeous!

Fantastic!! ( Checked it out this afternoon). ๐ŸŽ‰

Another beauty uncle don, love it xx

Great work Don xx

Can t wait to see it

Looks great

Amazing image seeing that every day xx

Looks great Don

Where are you Donald James Waters?

Amazing

Looks great Don!

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#christchurch

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definitely!! love colleen

Powerful

So very true!

Tragic ...

Says it all!

These events sadden and sicken me ๐Ÿ˜ข These words are so true.

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Day 2 โ€˜Tree of Lifeโ€™ Mural in 45 seconds.... ... See MoreSee Less

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AMAZING

♥๏ธ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ

Loving it

Looks awesome. Can't wait to see it on Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

That is beautiful Donald James Waters

Looks great

Yep literally up a ladder!! It’s looking great! See you this week!

I hope there is a little red door in there somewhere. โค๏ธ

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Day 2: โ€˜Tree of Lifeโ€™ Mural celebrating 100 Years of Quota. ... See MoreSee Less

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Bloody hell your quick !!

It will look amazing,can’t wait to see it.

Up down up down. Its a stringent exercise regime as well as creating a beautiful piece of art ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

That looks so wonderful and really amazing. Love it Don

Looking good

It's looking amazing Don!๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š ๐ŸŒณ You look way too comfortable perched on that ladder ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚

Omgosh Don ! You are amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m coming down just to hold that ladder for you!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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5 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Day 1 done and dusted on Quotaโ€™s โ€˜Tree of Lifeโ€™ Mural.

More tomorrow, now ๐Ÿท.
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Day 1 done and dusted on Quotaโ€™s โ€˜Tree of Lifeโ€™ Mural.

More tomorrow, now ๐Ÿท.

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I was in Beenleigh quota for years and I’m a Jacobs well resident now so this one makes my heart sing ๐ŸŽต

Beautiful!

Wow! That is going to be one huge mural!๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŽจ

Wow, brilliant

Renee Beardsley

Wow looking amazing

I'm loving this, will be great to see the finished work !

That’s supercalyfragalistiexpialidocious xxx

I’ve just noticed your little shadow xxx

Be careful on that ladder Don. Were hoping to arrange a return trip to us in Bunbury next year. We want you walking ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

Your a legend

Amazing

What a huge undertaking,will be fantastic.

Looks amazing don!

๐Ÿท๐Ÿทgreat minds think alike

Can't wait to see the finished work Donald!! ๐Ÿ˜€โœจ Enjoy your red!! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿท

So excited to see the progress. โค๏ธ

Looking great Don

I don’t need to wait until it’s finished, Donald Waters, you are a Superstar!!!!!!!

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From an artistโ€™s perspective ...

Laying down some intricate charcoal work over an abstract acrylic base - ready for some content!

No filters required, gorgeous colours!
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From an artistโ€™s perspective ...

Laying down some intricate charcoal work over an abstract acrylic base - ready for some content! 

No filters required, gorgeous colours!

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Love all your colours

Beautiful colours! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I l๐Ÿ˜ve these colours Don. ๐Ÿ˜

Donald James Waters, this is another stunning piece, and I love the colours. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’™

So beautiful and bright ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

Wow amazing

Love the colours in that piece, when are you coming back to WA Don,

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5 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Check out this promo vid for the โ€˜Tree of Lifeโ€™ mural DJW is completing for Junior Quota in the coming weeks! Exciting stuff! ... See MoreSee Less

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It will be inspirational ๐ŸŒฒ

Amazing

Positive impact love it ๐ŸŒณ

6 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Classic DJW taking โ€˜notesโ€™ with coloured pencils.... ... See MoreSee Less

Classic DJW taking โ€˜notesโ€™ with coloured pencils....

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Wonder if the coloured pencils came in there goodie. Bag ,I must remember the white table cloth thing .I have a few that could do with a DJWaters doodlings

Must have been an interesting riveting presentation, or multi-tasking.

Ha ha Cathy,so right.xx

It’s cause he doesn’t know what a computer is

Love the shirt

Look out, I see white table cloths!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Of course ! The only way , for D.J. ๐Ÿ™ƒlol !

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DJWโ€™s take on using a traditional Australian outback palette.

โ€˜Search Partyโ€™ Charcoal & Acrylic on Canvas.
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DJWโ€™s take on using a traditional Australian outback palette. 

โ€˜Search Partyโ€™ Charcoal & Acrylic on Canvas.