'My painting career
began with tense yet humorous depictions of urban life.
More recent work now takes my commentary
far beyond the simple, observed situation and I hope adds a contemporary
perspective on the Northern painting tradition. Whilst maintaining a deep sense
of irony and tension, my critical gaze now examines the complexities of
the human condition.
The results are multi-layered narratives
- at times confusing, deliberately open-ended and enticing the viewer to
speculate their interpretation, adding their own experience.
This discursive, 'is it or isn't it?'
kind of text is heightened by the assortment of visual devices I employ.
Semi-transparency, subtle distortion and
visual metaphor provides a visual link between the real and the suggested,
the imagined, or the past. My painting style is deliberate and precise, be
it paintings in oil, pastel drawings, traditional or digitally embellished
prints. Recent projects have focused on Hebden Bridge - offering both an
alternative take on this isiosyncratic town as well as straightforwardly
honest landscapes and townscapes'
Don Myers has exhibited throughout
the world, most notably with the Nicholas Treadwell Gallery.
He undertakes commission work for private
and corporate clients
He trained in Fine Art at
Portsmouth Polytechnic and received an MA with Distinction in Printmaking at
He has taught widely at all levels and works on a freelance
basis in Visual Arts Development and project management.
Don's Virtual Open Studio video