Don Ripper is  a Painter with a BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. He  lives just outside Washington DC.

Don spends most of his time seeking out stimulating life experiences to paint. Most frequently  painting in plein-air along the back roads and coastal towns of the east.

Although his roots are in realism, he relies on a painterly vocabulary that asks the viewer for an emotional connection.

Inspired by Abbott Thayer, Juels Sabastian-Lapage and Lucian Freud, Don seeks a balance between emotion, tone, and a self directed voice.
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