FROM AN EARLY AGE, Don Plumridge expressed artistic talents through professional photography, stage and set design, acting, sculpting, writing and of course, oil painting. After several years of formal art and design education in Canada, his homeland, he has spent his life in the creative world.
FOLLOWING TEN YEARS in the television industry, Don founded and was CEO of his own advertising agency and graphic design studio in metro Washington, DC area. Functioning as its creative head, he wrote, produced and directed countless radio and television commercials worthy of two CLIO awards. As an art director he created several award-winning advertising print campaigns. He has owned a New England country inn renowned for its five-star gourmet dining and luxury late Victorian accommodations.
OIL PAINTING has always been his singular passion and personal creative focus. From his own photography and professional eye for composition and color harmonies, he creates canvases of surprising varied images. Although subjects may favor water/boats, landscapes and such, the artist varies technique, coloring and brush-work to accommodate the mood and pictorial impact.
PLUMRIDGE HAS YET TO SETTLE on one predictable subject theme or ‘style’ and doubts he ever will. Mostly self-taught yet guided by prominent painters since youth, he thrives on experimentation and the rewards of discovery.
HIS WORK is sold to corporate and private collectors. He has received awards at gallery exhibits and juried fine art shows throughout the United States. The artist resides just south of Tampa, Florida.