Donald Allen Mosher, born in Malden, Mass., spent his early years in Topsfield and Saugus, graduating from Vesper George School of Art in 1968. He then worked as an Illustrator and Art Director for 10 years, was an art teacher and demonstrator since 1969. Mosher won his first prize in art when he was nine, and since then has accumulated over 200 painting awards, including Gold Medal at the Guild of Boston Artists.
He became featured in several national publications, such as Yankee Magazine and American Artist Magazine. Don authored his first book (The Seasons of New England), depicting the many moods and changes in seasons of the six states. Although Don’s primary painting area was Cape Ann, he and his artist wife traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States. Mosher’s style is reminiscent of the early Cape Ann artists such as Thieme, Gruppe, Hibbard and Mulhaupt; these men were an offshoot of the American Impressionists.
Don loved to paint outdoors whether it was a foggy harbor scene or standing in the snow in northern New England. Visual excitement and freshness are always present in his paintings, drawing and watercolors. His work portrays the honest look into his personal view of the world.