Donald was born in Owerri, the State of Imo capital city in Nigeria. A land of rich and historical significance. Along with its culinary and hospitality prowess, Owerri is also as diverse culturally as it is artistically. Hailing from Badagry, a town known for it’s deep-rooted past to slavery, bellows an echo from its chambers of the ancestors that provide a platform to draw inspiration.
As a graduate of Fine and Applied Arts, Donald has applied his practical studies to real-world principles. Recognized for his unique painting style, his work stands out among other artists. Using specialized techniques, the impressionist tells a story that is not only unique but thought provoking. He is imbued with a restless spirit which influences his experimentation with various art forms to express his inner-most thoughts on canvas. Donald exhibits internationally, including the World Bank Art Exhibition in New York, Nigeria’s largest art gallery- Nike Arts, and various locations throughout Europe regularly.
In his own words: “My inspiration comes from my environment and daily experiences. I try to communicate to my audience my innermost thoughts and feelings, dreams and aspirations. As an artist, I feel it is my responsibility to serve as the consciousness of society, and I look to project my beliefs and values to reflect things I have encountered. Arts is not what you see, but what you make others see. As one that breathes, eats, and sleeps for the arts – it truly a labor of love.”