Don Douglass is a local artist who resides in Vallejo, California. He was born in St. Louis Mo, where he became interested in art at an early age. Don graduated from Kansas State University 1979, with a professional degree in Architecture and Design and a minor in Fine Art. Steeped in a wide variety of art experiences, Don is a diverse artist who is interested in a variety of mediums and subject matter. His current works focus on African/Ethnic Expressions, Landscape subjects and Abstract works using what he describes as the African Lexicon. Here he uses the simple patterns, images and colors found in African masks and art. While many of his works are created using oil crayon on black archival papers, he also uses acrylic paints as well. Don is also a portrait artist and has created many oil on canvas paintings for many prominent people. Don held the position of Regional Fine Arts Officer for the Federal Government’s General Services Administration’s Art in Architecture Program. During his 15 years in the position he oversaw the commissioning of major American Artists to collaborate with for the creation of artworks for new Federal Buildings and Courthouses such as the new San Francisco, Sacramento and the Los Angeles Courthouses.