When Donn Clark drew his crayon drawings in the first grade he had no idea what artistic ability lived inside of him. A major clue was when he walked away with the first prize award after his first grade teacher entered his drawings in a competition at the Arizona State Fair in Phoenix. Donn went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. He is Navajo/Apache.
Donn has won two top prizes in his art career including Best of Show at the Dallas Indian Market, and Best of Show at Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale Arizona. In addition, he has won numerous awards in First place, Best of Division, and Best in Category at acclaimed art shows including the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum, the Gallup Inter-tribal Ceremonial, Dallas Indian Market, and has been a featured artist at most of these events.
Donn’s most recent series is called “Out of the Darkness.” This entails oil paint on a gallery wrapped-canvas that requires no frame. Portraits are painted over a deep, dark background. The symbolism of these stunning oil paintings represents coming out of restriction into enlightenment.
Donn lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and feels the most important aspect of his art is to express his spirituality.
Also an actor, Donn has appeared in a small role as the fire chief in the successful NetFlix series "Longmire".
Donn has also appeared in other TV and movie venues such as, made for TV: "Scoundrels", "Into The West", the movie film, "Dances With Wolves" and the list continues to grow.
You can see Donn's work at the InArt Santa Fe Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico located at 219 Delgado St. (505) 983-6537.
Donn Clark Gallery
American indian artist
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