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Fish Creek Oil Painter Featured at UU Gallery

Don Fundingsland will display his work at the UU Gallery, Ephraim, in January. There will be an opening reception January 9 from 11 AM -2 PM.

Don’s interest in art emerged mid-life, with an initial focus on woodcarvings, later turning to canvas. His medium of choice is oil, being fond of the versatility, whether painting in the studio or plein air. His palette consists of a small number of colors.

Don enjoys a wide variety of subject material, with particular interest in flowers and birds. For him, excitement comes if he is able to successfully transfer what he feels about the subject to the canvas, making this available to those who view the finished work. Painting, he feels, is a huge challenge.

Don grew up in northwestern Minnesota. He received degrees from Concordia College and Washington University. Following military service and a career in healthcare management he retired to his Fish Creek home and now finds more time to devote to his interest in art. Other areas of interest include music and ornithology.

Painting has evolved through instruction at the Peninsula School of Art, Concordia University, and the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. He is particularly indebted to the instruction and friendship of Door County artist Bonnie Paruch. His work is represented by the Almont Gallery, Waukesha.

The UU Gallery is located at 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim and is open to the public 1-3 PM Mon., Wed., Fri. and 11AM-12:30 PM Sunday.