After art school, I was hired as a conceptual artist for an aerospace contractor. I had the unique opportunity of working with engineers developing next generation space technology.
In 1986 I became a charter member of The American Society of Aviation Artists and was fortunate to study under some of the best artists and illustrators of our times. Bob McCall, Keith Ferris, Ken Dallison, and Wilson Hurley became my mentors. Each year we would meet with other like minded artists in places around the country and abroad to show and critique our work. There is no substitute for interaction with other artists. Below are some samples from that phase of my career.
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Kindred Spirits Art Exhibit -
May 17th to August 31st 2014 at the H. Lee White Marine Museum Oswego, New York.
Here are 2 fine art canvas giclee prints of my paintings which will be auctioned at the 2014 Annual 1812 Lynx Fundraiser event on March 8th at the St. Petersbug Yacht Club, St. Pete, FL.
A BIG THANK YOU to Jerri and Scott Menaul of The Canvas Zoo for these excellent Fine Art Canvas Giclees .
September 30th 1898, My great grandfather's gallery burned. Learn more...
This series of transparent watercolors were created to help raise funds for the homeless in Tampa. Click here to view more
Recently finished commission.
Welcome to the on-line gallery of Don Gillespie. This collection of paintings represents a life of art. They are unique visions created with traditional brush and paint. Art is a vehicle which helps us gain a better understanding of ourselves, our dreams and aspirations. It helps us to understand our world and to put it into perspective. The artist hopes that they inspire you to pick up a brush or whatever vehicle you prefer and travel beyond the surface.