Donald uses a classic modernist palette of umbers, greens and, golds - dark rich colors that recall American folk art combined with mid-century textiles. Comfortably moving between media, Donald makes flash, oil and acrylic paintings on paper and canvas, prints and monotypes. Inhabiting the space between abstract and representative, analytical and whimsical he evokes myriads of associations.

Donald uses a classic modernist palette of umbers, greens and, golds - dark rich colors that recall American folk art combined with mid-century textiles. Comfortably moving between media, Donald makes flash, oil and acrylic paintings on paper and canvas, prints and monotypes. Inhabiting the space between abstract and representative, analytical and whimsical he evokes myriads of associations.

Donald’s abstract paintings display a cheerful arrangement of multi-color dots suggesting a starry universe or grains of beach sand.  “ What happens with these paintings is that they continuously change as you approach them. And that’s the delight which I find in them. It is not so much about the adding the color or amount the paint, it's about how everything changes as you come closer, or get further away. ” - Donald Traver

Donald’s abstract paintings display a cheerful arrangement of multi-color dots suggesting a starry universe or grains of beach sand.

What happens with these paintings is that they continuously change as you approach them. And that’s the delight which I find in them. It is not so much about the adding the color or amount the paint, it's about how everything changes as you come closer, or get further away.” - Donald Traver