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As we find ourselves in lockdown until Sunday, this week’s art class, open studio and any face-to-face bookings are on hold.

We will however be online tomorrow evening for the ‘Drinks with Don’ livestream, and will look to share some online art tutorials to do at home throughout the week.

Let’s be patient with one another, ourselves and put on a united front against this pandemic! ✌🏼♥️🎨
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As we find ourselves in lockdown until Sunday, this week’s art class, open studio and any face-to-face bookings are on hold. 

We will however be online tomorrow evening for the ‘Drinks with Don’ livestream, and will look to share some online art tutorials to do at home throughout the week. 

Let’s be patient with one another, ourselves and put on a united front against this pandemic! ✌🏼♥️🎨

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So true, not to mention all the looking at a blank canvas for days on end waiting for the inspiration

That’s my work situation. The unseen is the stuff planned for retirement.

Had the privilege of orating this evening at Rotary Club of Beenleigh on ‘The Importance of Art’.

To my complete surprise, I was recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow. I can’t put into words how much this honour means to me. Accolades are the furthest from my mind when working in the community. Thank-you again for the recognition, it will certainly be treasured. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

‘Paul Harris Fellow recognitions in Australia have been awarded to Rotarians and others that have shown that they are prepared to go that extra mile in support of people in need. It is an emphatic acknowledgement of the appreciation shown for tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among people of the world. These awards have been presented to many outstanding leaders in the community, as well as to “ordinary people doing extraordinary things“. ‘
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Huge congratulations, Don. It is wonderful to see you being recognised for all the wonderful things you do to support others. You don’t do what you do to get awards, but you certainly deserve them! ❤❤

Very well deserved. You always go that extra mile to share your talent so willingly with those in need and sharing healing through art. Congratulations and thank you. 🙏🎉🥂

Congratulations Donald James Waters. So we’ll deserved. 😊

Congratulations Don. Well deserved.

Congratulations DJW!

Congratulations Don, I for one found your presentation very enjoyable and interesting!

The kids and John and I really enjoyed your oration tonight and look forward to seeing and hearing more from you. Even though the recognition is far from your mind, you deserve it for all that you do to improve others’ lives. Thank you 🙏

We have four of Don's paintings and a " tablecloth doodle " which bring joy into our home everyday ....especially " Dora's chooks " which has pride of place in our lounge . Congratulations Don on a life well lived .

Congratulations Don. ✨ Thank you for bringing so much colour into our lives 👌🏻 Well deserved 🎉

Well deserved!! Congratulations Don and what an amazing presentation. Allan Hong and I will look forward to seeing you again the Showgrounds exhibition.

Congratulations Donald!

Congratulations Don. I can’t think of anyone that deserves this more

Congratulations Don, that is excellent !

Well done mate.. love ya work 💙

Congratulations mate, 👍 well deserved 😘

Congratulations well deserved

Robin Loan

Congratulations Don.

Congratulations!

Well deserved ❤️❤️❤️

Brilliant 😁

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5 days ago

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haha Dave you beat me to it

HI Dave

Hi Don

Looks great Don!

That will be good for the cold mate 👍

Sorry, but I missed the beginning- what paper and medium is being used? Is it ink?

Just love watching Donald work and his ‘think-aloud’ processes esp when he’s not sure what’s developing on the paper. Thank you for sharing. Is there an events note on Don’s FB page about the next Savour and Colour by the bay? Can’t seem to see new events. Thank you

28 degrees here today in Mackay!!!!! Just come back 😊

When I did the workshop and I was getting stuck I scribbled “this is f*#ked and I don’t know where to go from here” buuuuuuut you can’t read it now 🤣🤣🤣

Something inspired by the drink 😊 ……. And it’s back to volcano with water ❤️❤️ it’s like watching Mr Sqiggle

Any chance we can zoom in a little for a sec to see better(cause you know- we’ve prob all had a few )

Love that way up ! Woo-we from The Gallery Girls . 😘

I had a seek peek of the commission can you explain the process was it charcoal then sealed then colour Don

Ok Emma : remind him again ! And again !!! Lol !!! 😘 and again !! 😘

Literally would put that on my wall now- love it!!

A brilliant tip- to be able to move on!!!

Hi Don cheers

A volcano with a coral reef in front

Ok guys see ya next week and more painting can't wait

Wow a rocket

That was crayon Don the week before

Good thank you loving this xx❣️❣️

Its bloody awesome i reckon

Lool i will get in my rocket and get up there

Go back one its an island with water reflection

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It’s 10 o’clock somewhere 🍻…
Looks like the ‘Drinks with Don’ have started early today.

Tune in for the ‘Drinks with Don’ livestream at 6:30PM AEST tonight, it may get interesting!
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It’s 10 o’clock somewhere 🍻…
Looks like the ‘Drinks with Don’ have started early today. 

Tune in for the ‘Drinks with Don’ livestream at 6:30PM AEST tonight, it may get interesting!

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Wild Horses couldn’t keep me away! Is the Beenleigh Art Group on tomorrow?

Should be a hoot tonight ! 🤪🖼

By heck it's the heck house ..

I will be there

Relaxing 💕💕💕💕💕

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6 days ago

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Masks, check in and distancing ✌🏼♥️🎨

1 week ago

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Queensland turning on the weather today!

What a fantastic day to enjoy a leisurely lunch, beverage and paint by the seaside! ✌🏼♥️🎨

This event is sold out but get in contact with Harrigan's Calypso Bay for future dates!
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Such a fun afternoon, thank you 😊

We had the best time - thank you

Brilliant day 🥰😁😘

Wish I was there ☺️

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” John Burroughs

Would you not prefer to be ‘locked down’ here?
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Looks like paradise !

Gorgeous

Love it Don x

Love the colours , happy 😁

2 weeks ago

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On Monday night, great mate and incoming Coomera Valley Rotary President, Des Lacy invited me to speak on ‘The Importance of Art’.

It was a fantastic evening with plenty of laughs and valuable take-aways for The Rotarians. As always I appreciate any opportunity to be let loose in the community to share my love of art! ✌🏼♥️🎨
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On Monday night, great mate and incoming Coomera Valley Rotary President, Des Lacy invited me to speak on ‘The Importance of Art’.

It was a fantastic evening with plenty of laughs and valuable take-aways for The Rotarians. As always I appreciate any opportunity to be let loose in the community to share my love of art! ✌🏼♥️🎨

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You of all artists truly know how art and the making of art heals the soul. You are an amazing person and deserving of so many accolades...Well done Don

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Great outfit Don!

Love the jacket Don ❤️

Both looking well!

Two great guys right there 😊😊

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Unfortunately with influx of colds & viruses with the cold weather, we’ve decided to cancel tonight’s livestream and tomorrow’s art class to preserve everyone’s best health. Thank-you for understanding and keep healthy! ... See MoreSee Less

Unfortunately with influx of colds & viruses with the cold weather, we’ve decided to cancel tonight’s livestream and tomorrow’s art class to preserve everyone’s best health. Thank-you for understanding and keep healthy!

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Hope you are all good soon. See you next week guys

2 weeks ago

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Is this a commissioned work? Hope it's OK to ask.

Just awesome as usual Don , a great master

Wow that’s enormous!

Fantastic per usual, Don.

Amaaaazing!!

Ooh, can't wait to see this one finished.

Terrific Don!

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3 weeks ago

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I bought some and had some fun fun fun

Going well, in the mines mate, will Visit soon

Champion, luv it, miss u guys

Less is more?

Hope the bar is still behind u

The colours are gorgeous!

Yes. The painting is hard to see

Can you zoom in a little please

Evening Don 🙃

And dont forget to show us the crayon painting next week please Don

Yes lookin great Don

Your welcome i just love them

Have another drink and you will like the water Don

Spot on

More maroon ahaha

Cheers

Yep

I loved your isolation tv. Do you think you will be doing anymore Don

I bought just about all of what you done lol really great Don

I thought my NBN froze at the beginning, turns out it was The Don that was frozen lol. Magic work Don, love it!

Same, u won’t recognise me, 88kgs these days

Hey don what happen to the water crayons

Thanks 💜

Hi Don

Looking foward to Saturday at Harrigans

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3 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago

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Studio ready for a private group session. An authentic, intimate, inspiring and fun experience. Contact for more information or to book your session. ✌🏼♥️🎨

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Fantastic time . Thank you so much to you and to Marge xxx Paul

I need to organise this!!!

One day 👌🏻🌼💕

Wow looks amazing

4 weeks ago

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Good evening 🙂

Oh I just realised the shop he got them. It’s called the pen shop.

Thank you.

Great

In cairns they have designed a special cocktail for create and consume called THE DON in a martini glass like 007 but seeing diva don could be 0000XXXXL

The Carinya Aged Care painting he did is going exceeding well in the raffle, everyone is in love with it and more residents are attending art class

The school...should get up again after covid

What a fun and flexible way to begin !

If and when Grafton happens again I will book your class Don !

His first class is booked out second one still places

Hey diva don remind him about Atherton workshop

Snow forest with mother of pearl reflections.

I'd like to see a close up. It's small on my phone

Thanks Don! I am a realist portrait artist who works mainly in graphite. I just love watching you paint, Don! You really inspire me to just let loose and have a play. I really need to learn to free up my art.

Loving your work at Arts Edge up here 💖 What an epic story teller 💖 Do you have a kids book we can get?

Ok and remind him he will give details about a create and consume happening in cairns

Evening to the great Don.

Would like to see you work a lot closer Don so I can see it better. I am visually challenged haha

Loved meeting you at Heathcote

That sounds great, I’m in

Love the colours 👍

It was bought yes....

Loved tonight's inspiration...thanks Don

Yes I did see that thank you. I am waiting to see when others are available

Hahaha don’t stress Don, we love you💖💖💖💖

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4 weeks ago

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Putting the protective coating on a very different project for Bespoke Recycling. Love you can see this peaking up across the landscape. THERE IS NO LIMITATION ON THE APPLICATION OF ART ✌🏼♥️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

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Looks amazing thanks for all your help will look good as you go past in the train may become a bit of a icon on the coast

Wow Perrott’s Creek looks great might have to come up for a swim 🏊‍♂️ in summer 👍👍😂😂😂😂😂

My brother in law Australia he is an amazing artist 🧑‍🎨 xx

Looks great 👍😁

Wow looks amazing

Go big or go home hey!

Awesome work !

Great job

Brilliant !👏❤️

Fantasic

Stunning

Wow Phil/Shelly… that is amazing!

Phil Perrott

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4 weeks ago

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Spent the weekend reflecting on a productive week at Visual Arts USQ Winter Art School. Created 4 very different artworks and encouraged my students to do the same, pushing themselves out of their comfort zones. The thing about leaving your comfort zone at first is, it’s pretty damn uncomfortable - but always worth it!

“Comfort zones are overrated. When you embrace the unfamiliar and uncomfortable in all areas of life, your progress will start soaring.” Frances Shenstone

And thank-you for the kind words on the card, always reassuring after I’ve spent the week looking at terrified faces 🤣
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They are all beautiful but I love the turtle.

Absolutely amazing! ❤️

Brilliant 🙌♥️

1 month ago

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Currently have the honour of teaching in the Visual Arts USQ cocoon for the Winter Art School. ❄️

It is a little cold and a little socially distanced but luckily art warms the soul and bridges the divide!

I could not be prouder of the diversity of artworks my class has produced to date. Additional cognitive levels are accessed and personal limits are pushed, to not only absorb new technique but to then apply it in your own original composition that tells a story of who you are as an individual and YOUR journey as an artist.

In the words of Dr.Seuss, ‘Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!’ and ‘Why fit in when you were born to stand out!’ ✌🏼♥️🎨
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We had such a fun time ! Donald is a great teacher an inspiration! Loved every day!

What amazing artworks. Love them

I was so inspired by this amazing teacher, and my class mates, can't wait for tomorrow and more art!!

So pleased you get to enjoy the McGregor Schools again ☺️

Sylvia Kondrackas

Some seriously good stuff

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It warms my heart to know their are people out there who are so generous in giving and helping others. A blessing for so many. Well done!!

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1 month ago

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Hi Don and Louise 👋

Love the orange and blue. Looks like chopping carrots. Would love to see the Beenleigh art school mural . How can it be seen?

What about a specimen in a glass dome?

Who sung it though? Lol

I see a red door and I want it painted black.

I hope you’ve got a beenie, it’s a bit chilly out there

Love seeing the red door open.

Good that it’s taken 20 years alzimers

Thanks god for Emma otherwise he would have no idea

It’s a song

Someone has to talk to him 😂

What are you drinking tonight Don?

Poor women she will be confused now

Maybe Emma you should stop shining led lights on his bald head it’s causing brain trauma

I’ll go to roadie school when he goes to art school

Turn around like a Mr Sqiggle picture 😂

He must be reading a Stephen king book

Will it come with a set of steak knives

On the weekend I entered a big black door at The Manir, Mt Tamborine to see one of Don's huge masterpieces.

I'll leave it in his hands he knows what he's doing 👌👌

The door should stay firmly shut

What he thinks they are people holy shit Batman

I blame Emma for this

Baby food

So disturbing

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The raffle tickets for this artwork are now live www.rafflelink.com.au/donwaters2021 (or Facebook has also added a link to donate money directly as well) Proceeds go towards resources for the Wellness Centre at Carinya Home for the Aged. Get your ticket! ✌🏼♥️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

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Great community work done by a great artist and even greater man.

Nicola-Maree Killick

I would love to buy some tickets but the linked page says I don’t live in the right state 😢 is this right please?

👏👏👏

Nice 👍 thanks

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Jacobs Well is a special place, I’ve lived here for almost 40 years.

On Saturday, the community came together to support one of our own. Proud of all who contributed, participated and partook in ‘A Day for Trev’.

This was my contribution. Thinking of you mate. ✌🏼♥️🎨
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Found this treasure on the weekend while staying in Tamborine.

Thank you so much Don for helping out with our fund raiser ....amazing painting xxx

Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with me again Donald James Waters.. you rock! 🤘

You are such a kind gentleman Don. 🤗🤗

well done Don

❤️

Beautiful 😍

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2 months ago

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Australian winters. Clear blue skies, chasing the afternoon sun, and the moments time stands still whilst you catch your breath after braving the cold water. What a time to be alive! ✌🏼♥️🎨Image attachment

Spent last week braving the elements painting at 20m x 3m state of the art industrial structure for Bespoke Recycling with some amazing art students from Beenleigh State High School.

We used a fantastic waterbased product ‘Permaset’ which had the most intense pigments. Fun fact: it was used on the set for Star Wars Episode II & III!

Will post an update once the building is completed and in place. Thank-you for the opportunity to do something different Bespoke!
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Good job everyone - looks great

That looks fantastic!!! Love it.

Great work, looks amazing 👍

I used to use Permaset years ago in screenprinting.

Simply Fabulous ! ( a testament to community commitment by all involved !) 🎨

Brilliant 🥰

Oh wow looking fantastic xx

Wow, looks fabulous!

Amazing job 🙌

Looks great 👍

Looks great

amazing will be!

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Winter has certainly arrived on the East Coast, the icy wind has me feeling the cold in my bones. ❄️

There is truly a magic in the early morning frosts however, the beautiful colours crossing the sky and basking in the winter sun is absolute bliss. What a time to be alive! ✌🏼♥️🎨
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Winter has certainly arrived on the East Coast, the icy wind has me feeling the cold in my bones. ❄️

There is truly a magic in the early morning frosts however, the beautiful colours crossing the sky and basking in the winter sun is absolute bliss. What a time to be alive! ✌🏼♥️🎨

What a wonderful lady 👒
Colour brings happiness! ✌🏼♥️🎨
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Can’t help but love the individuality and the courage to live her happiness. Good on her.

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2 months ago

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Balls are table markers for bowls club 🙂

Hi Dave

It’s a bit dodgy at the moment rules are changing day by day

What will be taught next time in atherton

Thats what im waiting to find out

They look so good ❤️ them - thank you

Hi guys hope you’re all keeping well xx❣️❣️

Hi Don. Love your show!

It was so amazing seeing your wonderful artwork.❤️

Hope to see you again at Art

I’m a bit worried they look so good - they might go walking out the door

Art is so rewarding Don

May be time for a little sip Don

Hi Don

They look great, love the abstract!

Damn I missed it. See you next Tuesday.

Argh so everyone can play with his balls on a table set with knives hehe 😉

Looking for some special , non-toxic , tip top R&R ? Come see your Galley Girls for lots of laughs & insane chit- chat: all good !!! All with much decorum ...& we do listen to you . Lol !!

They’re brilliant ❣️

Cheers Don

And back to Atherton later in year

They look amazing! Your talents are never ending DJW. 👏🏻❤️

If I ever make it to Australia my first stop is to see Don. Your work just fascinates me so much!!!!

What the

Love your balls Don 😂😂

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2 months ago

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Some snapshots of DJW thoroughly enjoying his showing at Art Creations. There are still a few days left! So much fun was had last Friday night painting live that we’re looking at repeating this Friday - any excuse for a dinner at Pizzeria Don Angelo! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sorry Don. We've been away and missed it. X

Can’t wait to do it all again! 🌸💕

✌🏼♥️🎨The Beenleigh State High School art kids have started a cool mural art project with the legend Don Waters.

More to come.
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Hi there, hoping it is a lovely evening for you all 😊

I love your paintings! xx

Look like going well

See he dressed up for it

2 months ago

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Art Creations showing opens tonight between 5-7pm! Pop in, have a drink & say hi!

100 Old Pacific Hwy, Oxenford ✌🏼♥️🎨
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Thanks guys!

Did they take out his brain when they did the eye

First time I've watched your progress really loving it.

Aww yes you’re beautiful just the way you are

I can see the story well done

Ok

Love some spiritual stuff

Now your talking Don 💙

Thank you

You are a total star Don!

Yeah that’s what I was thinking

Hello Don we have missed you🤣

Hello, Don! 👋

Port holes windows of the spaceship

Cya mate

Yes Don

No space ship no helicopter

Where is urber eats

Hi Don

Why not

😂

Hi from Perth

Thank you.x

Oh yes Master Don

Yes

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2 months ago

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Timeline PhotosIndulge in 5 days of artmaking with the fabulous Donald James Waters OAM, at USQ's McGregor Winter Workshops, Toowoomba. Learning from his unique style and application of techniques, you will combine charcoal with layers of coloured glaze to create fun and inspired pieces. 28 June to 2 July. Book now before all places go: ow.ly/zf6n50EWr7v ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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It is a part of Beenleigh's History it should never have been in danger of removal. it records the story of our town and community

2 months ago

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Struggling to keep up the ‘starving artist’ narrative after attending @mattgolinski Tapas Tour last night at BSHS. This food is an absolute art form ✌🏼♥️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

Struggling to keep up the ‘starving artist’ narrative after attending @mattgolinski Tapas Tour last night at BSHS. This food is an absolute art form ✌🏼♥️🎨

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You are in good company Don , Matt would have supported you trying all those Tapas. Well done

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Looking good. 🤗🤗

2 months ago

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I see a Degas in there too....

Going !

Simon

Maureen Baxter let’s go ☺️

Rachael Dennis

Can I meet you there Don? Would be great to have your observations (critique) to enhance the experience. 🚌 🎟 🗣

Mary McBride another to take Rory too!

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2 months ago

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Jumping for ‘Joy’ at this Bluethumb sale overnight. Trust it will bring happiness and colour to its new home ✌🏼♥️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

Jumping for ‘Joy’ at this Bluethumb sale overnight. Trust it will bring happiness and colour to its new home ✌🏼♥️🎨

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Such a happy painting 👏😍👏

Congratulations 🤗🤗

Joyous painting 👏👏❤❤

Wonderful.

2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Lovely story in FNQ newspaper today about the fundraising artwork painted at @carinya4883 last week. Nice change of pace from yesterday’s disappointing @couriermail story about the council possibly painting over a mural I was commissioned to paint for @quotabeenleigh Will post the radio interview I did for @4bcradio on Facebook ✌🏼♥️🎨🤯🤣 ... See MoreSee Less

Lovely story in FNQ newspaper today about the fundraising artwork painted at @carinya4883 last week. Nice change of pace from yesterday’s disappointing @couriermail story about the council possibly painting over a mural I was commissioned to paint for @quotabeenleigh Will post the radio interview I did for @4bcradio on Facebook ✌🏼♥️🎨🤯🤣

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Hi Don - good news! I spoke to Cr. Karen Murphy today (the other Karen Murphy), and she has spoken up for the mural at every discussion. The final vote was today. It is now going to be retained. (Thank goodness! The artwork is awesome, and it is a snapshot of the history of this town)

Fantastic job Don your an amazing artist ❤️

Don are you at Atherton today?We are heading up that way.

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2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

What a whirlwind! 🌪

Preparing for the final day of the Atherton Seminar tomorrow, I’ve had an absolute blast imparting the knowledge I’ve amassed throughout my career to a fantastic group of hardworking people.

A wonderfully well organised event and I can’t wait to do it again in Cairns in October! There are still some spaces available, contact artgraftcorruption@bigpond.com for more details✌🏼♥️🎨 #art #artgroup #experience #knowledge #fun #learn #selflove #journey
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Wow, amazing outcome, great work all round

Really well organised and makes learning fun and interactive

Would I be allowed to come up for a visit if You are Monday still in Atherton?

We miss you Don!!

Wow great stuff

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DJW is currently a busy bee 🐝

An upcoming schedule filled with seminars, fundraising, mentoring and murals means a small hiatus on some of the regular gigs (listed).

DJW will keep you updated along his travels and expects to return to mountains of ‘homework’ please students! ✌🏼♥️🎨
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DJW is currently a busy bee 🐝 

An upcoming schedule filled with seminars, fundraising, mentoring and murals means a small hiatus on some of the regular gigs (listed). 

DJW will keep you updated along his travels and expects to return to mountains of ‘homework’ please students! ✌🏼♥️🎨

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Safe travels looking forward to seeing you in live action

2 months ago

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Hey!

I saw an ocean thef

Love it

Watching you from U.K. xxx

It’s cold up in Atherton bring your jumper

Hiya Don! Sounds great fun!

Beautiful

Its a blue minion

Have a great time in Cairns

Love it that way

A bird maybe

It reminds me of when we were sitting in the studio, and Don suddenly says, stop, wait, I just had an idea. Then he got up and started a massive canvas, then sits down and says we can talk again 😆😆

Duane, Nicola, Lauren and I will. Although Don, my stick figures would need improvement

Jesus how do you cope and 45s 😂😂😂

Good night Don see you tomorrow xx

Up

Oh I wish I could answer that

But not in public

They were amazing paintings

Looks smoky gin infused to me

It is

That’s pretty

The one that looks too small

I see ur massive QPS painting in headquarters everyday now Don

Hey Don

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3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

‘The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away.’
Pablo Picasso

There are no truer words to live by as an artist. Excited to bring a little joy to Carinya ✌🏼♥️🎨
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‘The meaning of life is to find your gift. 
The purpose of life is to give it away.’ 
Pablo Picasso 

There are no truer words to live by as an artist. Excited to bring a little joy to Carinya ✌🏼♥️🎨Image attachment

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What a treat for the residents❤️❤️

Looking forward to seeing him in action

All raffle information can be posted at end of this week with a picture of final painting

Have you got a link to the raffle Mr Waters?

Love this! ♥️

Fantastic ❤️

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3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Nice little write up about DJW’s upcoming trip to Far North Qld in The Express today. ✌🏼♥️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

Nice little write up about DJW’s upcoming trip to Far North Qld in The Express today. ✌🏼♥️🎨

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Congrats! It was a pleasure painting a mural with you during our visit for Rotary GVE! I learned a lot. Cheers!

I found the video very interesting and how kind of you are in sharing your talent and mindset. It helped to focus and gave self trust in your own process when your creating...thank you for sharing...

It’s good to see Don has got recognition on planet earth 🌍 as we all secretly know he’s really from Mars

Nice to see Don getting the cusps he so richly deserves. Ax

Fabulous!

Time to catch up??? Would love to see you 😘

Have a great time

How wonderful!

Congrats Don

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3 months ago

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Thanks for tuning in kids! Have a great night all. Going to finish my drink and watch Big Brother.

Diva Don Drama Llama

skinny suit at the dry cleaners

haha

Just watched the live ....excellent waiting for the next episode 😀

You’re like Mr Squiggle turning it upside down 😂

Cheers Donald

Good, I need to turn off for BB... lol

And after all the years I’ve known you I only just realised you’re left handed!

Payne’s Grey one of my favorite colours

Like your shirt Donald where is the champagne 🙈

I’m great Don! And you?

Great to see you in action again Don! You haven’t changed a bit 😂👏🏻👏🏻 and an interesting demo too, going to have a go! 🤗😘

I need to get back into some Abstract Expressionism. Thanks

He’s brain just flows Colour s

A workshop with you blew my mind! I believe you helped me really recognise myself!!! Thank you!

Great going to send an old one I love you will so get it with this

Love the colours!

So Donald how do you clear brain to space so you paint

That an old tight shirt you have in 😂

Ah ah!!

He’s got his poppy shirt on lol it

Oh that would be the photo shop one then

Don would you normally use more medium in each of your colours as you paint- precious

New the next would be purple lol

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3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

MONDAY.

Rise and grind, up and at ‘em, grab the bull by the horns, take the plunge, grasp the nettle, hit the ground running....

But first coffee ☕️
Pictured: ‘Flat White’ Limited Edition Print, ‘Flat White’ Sublimated Cushion.

#monday #mondaymotivation #mondaymood #coffee #flatwhite #contemporaryart #art #colour #color #canvas #gicleeprint #sublimationprinting #homedecor
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MONDAY. 

Rise and grind, up and at ‘em, grab the bull by the horns, take the plunge, grasp the nettle, hit the ground running....

But first coffee ☕️ 
Pictured: ‘Flat White’ Limited Edition Print, ‘Flat White’ Sublimated Cushion. 

#monday #mondaymotivation #mondaymood #coffee #flatwhite #contemporaryart #art #colour #color #canvas #gicleeprint #sublimationprinting #homedecorImage attachmentImage attachment

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Love the cushion I bought xx

I’d like one of these Flat White cushions please - when’s good to pick it up?

Flat white is one of my all time favourites I love it

Up at dawn, meditate, write My Morning Page, go for a walk, do my stretches ........then coffee (skinny latte). Go back to bed lol.

3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

DJW and Margaret both looking resplendent for the official opening of @hotagc gallery this evening. Excited to see this new venue for The Arts on the Gold Coast. Thank-you for the invitation @markhammeldiv1 ✌🏼♥️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

DJW and Margaret both looking resplendent for the official opening of @hotagc gallery this evening. Excited to see this new venue for The Arts on the Gold Coast. Thank-you for the invitation @markhammeldiv1 ✌🏼♥️🎨

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Certainly look like the glamorous art set. Great photo. Ax

both looking wonderful and the colours almost match your elegance don!!!

What a pair of beauties you are, enjoy your day xx

Wonderful couple😇

Enjoy - I hope the art lives up to your expectations

You both look gorgeous x

Looking stunning Margaret and you don’t look too bad either Don 🥰🥰

Beautiful picture xx

Two little cuties. Have a fantastic night. 🤗🤗

Looking very dapper sir Don 😘

I have tickets for next wkd 🤗 I tried to get tickets for the opening but I think it was official invitation only.

You 2 absolutely looking amaxing xxx

Looking gooood

Looking very smart!!

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3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Brightening up the chilly mornings with the warm and cheery hues used in this favourite ‘First Love’.

It’s almost impossible to have a bad day when greeted with this artwork over breakfast ✌🏼♥️🎨.
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Brightening up the chilly mornings with the warm and cheery hues used in this favourite ‘First Love’.  

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I absolutely love it xx

Love it

fabulous

So beautiful Don 🥰🥰

So vibrant

Love it Don

Thank-you! I love it too, a real mood booster ☀️

Is he wearing a mask ?? Love it

Have always loved your work. This is abit different & it’s great.

Brilliant 🙌♥️

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3 months ago

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We’ve had a lot of interest in the artwork posted on DJW’s story and in his Facebook group 😍 Unfortunately this class exercise sold almost immediately, fortunately however Donald does paint on request so if you would like something similar please get in contact with us: sales@djwaters.com.au ... See MoreSee Less

We’ve had a lot of interest in the artwork posted on DJW’s story and in his Facebook group 😍 Unfortunately this class exercise sold almost immediately, fortunately however Donald does paint on request so if you would like something similar please get in contact with us: sales@djwaters.com.au

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How am I not surprised? Gorgeous luscious colours❤️

Love the vibrancy of this work

i knew it would sell well done x c

Cindy Dawson this reminds me so much of Scott’s head 😍😍😍 I’d like one with me and the kids walking along the beach thanks 😛

Wow, love the colours

Congratulations Don👏

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3 months ago

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haha the camera must be in reverse

My pleasure, thanks for coming to the studio

any sound now?

I love the sound of charcoal on canvas!

Drink and draw is a great stress reliever

Hi Don! Can't get sound yet

We love Wednesdays!!

Hello

Love your imagination

Yes I can hear

Nice work as always Don👌

The ‘rough red ‘ sounds awesome Guru 🍷 Loving the new you after your epiphany...

One of the best nights I’ve ever had and now proud to call you a mate

What sort of eraser?

Hi Don just watching from afar cheers Leigh Woltmann

That’s it !!

Look at the clock...the screens back to front.

Hi Don and Emma 👍🏻

Thanks that was great 😊

Hey!! Ease up on the “old” comments 😳

Thanks for your hospitality Donald this afternoon 💖

Hi Don, I hope you are well, we will be back up in October for Jacob’s 50th, see you then

Wonderful Don- love from Precious

Great artist

Dr Don!!

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3 months ago

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Gloomy weather? No problem. Painting where I’d rather be today. ✌🏼♥️🎨

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What a day’s work! Amazing!

In my family room saving up for another two I have my eye on ❤️

Hard days work ✌🏼♥️🎨

So good

Wonderful 🍷

Gorgeous

Amazing

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Only a couple of openings left for my course at the McGregor Winter Art School. An absolutely wonderful week with likeminded people immersed in The Arts. Monday 28 June - Friday 2 July 2021Donald James Waters OAM is an established Australian contemporary artist. Transcending many genres Donald has a truly unique yet evolving and eclectic style. In this McGregor Winter workshop, Donald will be sharing techniques to encourage spontaneity and artistic independence through a journey of learning. For more information and to book: ow.ly/NTgJ50EtL5M ... See MoreSee Less

Only a couple of openings left for my course at the McGregor Winter Art School. An absolutely wonderful week with likeminded people immersed in The Arts. Monday 28 June - Friday 2 July 2021

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Simon Clover

Do U guy's have already a date for your lessons in Cairns???

3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Chewing the fat about all things art.

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any improvement?

anyone having trouble with sound

thanks lovely

Is audio ok?

Don't forget Bribie Island...

It's not very loud on my phone 🙂

Good to see Don talking without the brush in hand 👍🏻

Haven't heard that phrase since I was in the UK many years ago. My mums favourite saying

Lol I’m still having trouble with sound anyone else

I have it up to the limit and it still sounds like a whisper

I think he grew out of his hair 😂😂

Hi Don, how wonderful to see you here, Gilly just told me to turn on! Brilliant! Cheers Rhyl

The hair on the bottom of your head.

Don’t blame you hehe Gotta get that painting to the exhibition in cairns

It’s dam fantastic

Monet didn’t don hang out with him back in the day

lol yes

Well smoky gin don that’s what we know you like

cool

i cant remember him with hair on the top of his head. So sad about the Glaucoma.

No sound still same

yes Don, your hair is as white as mine now.

Is he just having the one drink then

What about painting when the daughter when she was three

Where on the Atherton tablelands will u be

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Want to finish off your long weekend on a high note? DJW’s studio is open to the public for an authentic behind the scenes look at artist life, he’ll even be painting live. Drop in! ... See MoreSee Less

Want to finish off your long weekend on a high note? DJW’s studio is open to the public for an authentic behind the scenes look at artist life, he’ll even be painting live. Drop in!

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It’s certainly an adventure going to Don’s studio a wonder world so beautiful quirky 👍

I’m only coming if he can fit into the suit

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Lest we forget.

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It was a great afternoon. Thanks Don and Margaret 🎨 💕

Lovely to meet you both Don and Margaret had a terrific time

Had a wonderful afternoon. Thank you .

The Don is looking good, enjoy the day 🌞🎨🍷

Great venue for it.

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3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

One of my favourite artworks is off to a new home - thanks Bluethumb. You can see my profile here: bluethumb.com.au/donald-james-waters ✌🏼♥️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

One of my favourite artworks is off to a new home - thanks Bluethumb. You can see my profile here: https://bluethumb.com.au/donald-james-waters ✌🏼♥️🎨