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Don's studio in Cave Creek, Arizona.

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"Illuminating the figure in a whole new way"

Donald Clapper illuminates the figure by using multiple light sources with color splashes penetrating the composition. This dramatic colorful lighting adds drama and mystery to the figure. The style combines everything that the artist enjoys in quality painting... dramatic lighting, interesting composition, skillful technique and a unique blend of exciting color.

"Infusing the paintings with color makes the figure come to life in a vibrant way. Honoring the traditions of classical paintings yet bringing a contemporary look to the scene"

Click on Donald Clapper's latest video on the left with the artist himself explaining his new dramatic realism paintings