The sea breeze pushes the tree branches. The waning moon is down and the Milky Way illuminate the negative space exposing the structure of the trees and distant hills.
You are in this moment.
Stay in this moment. Don’t be a tourist. Does this night remind you of someone? Does this painting remind you of when you were there?
Don Ripper’s Art takes this raw emotion and organizes it so that it is accessible to the viewer. He intends this to be emotional. Don Ripper presents the sublime power of the night and exposes you in a personal moment.
Born in Washington, D.C. and proud alumnus of Corcoran College of Art and Design, now part of George Washington University. While at the Corcoran, Don studied under the tutelage of renowned artists, including: William Christenberry, William Newman, Hayes Friedman and Tom Green. Don’s landscapes and portraits now reside in notable private and corporate collections across the US and abroad. In 1993 Mr. Ripper founded Northern Virginia based art services company Erickson & Ripper.
1989-1992 Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington D.C., B.F.A. Fine Arts Program Focus: Painting and Sculpture
D.C. | Erickson & Ripper Alexandria, Va., 1996 to present
Maine | Thos. Moser Freeport, Me. 2016 to present
Maine | Artemis Gallery Northeast Harbor, Me. 2018 to present
Covington & Burling, Fannie Mae, Viacom, BAE Systems, British Aerospace, United States Treasury Department, Merck & Co., Corcoran College of Art and Design, U.S. Embassy Exchange Program.
*Works of art housed in over 250 private collections spanning 5 countries and 26 states.
PBS WETA “Art on the Avenue” 2018 video link
Famous DC “Famous Five” 2018 video link
D.C. City Paper