Collectors of Birds: 1999 to Today

Many thanks to the collectors who took these pieces into their collections and warmed their home with their exuberance and true love. This general focus of mine for the past 22 years includes works from both my Starling Series as well as my Birds Like Us works. It's genuinely cool to see the work in order of completion. I know I don't have everybody up here, but I did what I could with what records I have. In those 22 years I've moved 9 of my 20 times. So much history exists in this work. So much care. So much love. So much joy.

Bird number 1 by Don Wesley

Bird #1


Acrylic on canvas. 50 x 30 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Private collection in San Jose, CA.
Square portrait of a starling on a starkly white background. Within the shape of the bird's eye and neck area, it looks to also be the shape of a fish

Starling #1


Acrylic on canvas, 13 x 13 in.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Artist's collection.
Hummingbird by Don Wesley

Hummingbird


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Nelson family collection in Bremerton, WA.
Guineafowl by Don Wesley

Guineafowl


Acrylic on canvas. 34 x 34 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Wiggins family collection in Bremerton, WA.
Landscape portrait of a thalo-blue/green starling with a red eye and yellow beak, staring at you from the side with a slight grin on its face

Starling portrait


Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 in.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Dietz family collection in Kirkland, WA.
Cattle Egret by Don Wesley

Study for Cattle Egret


Office supplies on folder. 8 x 8 inches.
Drawn in Redmond, WA. 1999.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
Cattle Egret by Don Wesley

Cattle Egret


Wax crayon on paper. 20 x 16 inches.
Drawn in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Unknown collection in Bremerton, WA.
Kingfisher by Don Wesley

Kingfisher


Wax crayon on paper. 16 x 20 inches.
Drawn in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
Flicker by Don Wesley

Flicker


Wax crayon on paper. 20 x 16 inches.
Drawn in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Private Collection in Bremerton, WA.
Flicker by Don Wesley

Flicker


Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 34 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Private collection in Edmonton, Alberta.
Greenbacks by Don Wesley

Greenbacks


Acrylic on linen. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 2000.
Darst family collection in Snohomish, WA.
Portrait of a starling wearing a heavy brass Conquistador's helmet. The top of the helmet has a metallic-looking figurine of an eagle with its wings spread grasping the helmet's top ridge. This bird is facing to the right with a slight grin on his face

Conquistador 1 of Infinity


Acrylic on linen, 11 x 14 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Private collection in Seattle, WA.
Portrait of a starling wearing a shiny steel Conquistador's helmet. The top of the helmet has a metallic-looking figurine of a bird of prey's head and beak with its eyes lighting up amber. This bird is facing left and staring at you from the side with a slight grin on his face

Conquistador 2 of Infinity


Acrylic on linen, 11 x 14 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Private collection in Seattle, WA.
Portrait of a starling wearing a brushed brass Conquistador's helmet. The top of the helmet has a stylized metalic-looking figurine of a very proud peacock with wings . This bird is facing left and staring at you from the side with a slight grin on his face.

Conquistador 3 of Infinity


Acrylic on artboard, 20 x 24 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Private collection in Los Angeles, CA.
Square painting of three groups of three starlings flying through the air with helmets on. Their helmets have figurines mimicking the 52 Pontiac Chieftan's complete with amber face. The closest group is missing a starling, suggesting that you are the third starling in that group in the Power of Three.

The Power of Three


Acrylic on artboard, 18 x 18 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Private collection in Tracyton, WA.
Starling

Awareness


Acrylic on artboard, 14 x 11 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Location unknown.
Starling

Patience


Acrylic on artboard, 11 x 14 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Private collection in Madison, WI.
Turkey Vulture by Don Wesley

Turkey Vulture


Acrylic on linen. 40 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Collection of Kitsap County 1% for Art.
Seagull on Ferry by Don Wesley

Seagull on Ferry


Acrylic on linen. 10 x 30 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Wesley family collection in Xenia, OH.
Sparrow Finch and Black-eyed Seed by Don Wesley

Sparrow, Finch, and Black-eyed Seed


Acrylic on linen. 30 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
What's love got to do with it by Don Wesley

What's love got to do with it?


Acrylic on art-board. 20 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2003.
Private collection in Ollala, WA.
Starling

Starling Love


Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2003.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
Starling

Green Starling


Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2003.
Private collection in Las Vegas, NV.

Two Crows in a Madrona on Magnolia


Acrylic on linen. 32 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2004.
Private commission in Redmond, WA.

Estuary


Acrylic on linen. 30 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2004.
Private Collection in Bremerton, WA.
Starling

Blue Starling


Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Collection of Kitsap County 1% for Art.
Starling

Starling portrait


Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
Starling

The Starling Pact


Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
Starling

Starling Totem


Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Clear Lake, WA.

Frigate it!


Acrylic on art-board. 12 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private Collection in Bremerton, WA.

So Close, Yet So Far Away


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 36 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private Collection in Bremerton, WA.

Cattle Egret


Acrylic on linen. 28 x 22 inches.
Remodeled in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Hoffman family collection in Los Angeles, CA.

Scrub Jay


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Tanager on the Wenatchee


Oil on canvas. 16 x 20 inches.
Painted in Plain, WA. 2005.
Schmidt family collection in Tracyton, WA.

Osprey over the Wenatchee


Oil on canvas. 20 x 16 inches.
Painted in Plain, WA. 2005.
Ferrera family collection in Day Creek, WA.

Swallow over the Wenatchee


Oil on canvas. 16 x 20 inches.
Painted in Plain, WA. 2005.
Shaw family collection in Bremerton, WA.

Brown Creeper Remix


Acrylic on canvas. 5 x 8 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Peregrine Falcon Remix


Acrylic on canvas. 5 x 8 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Cormorant Remix


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Hoffman family collection in Los Angeles, CA.

Don't Be Eyeballing Me


Acrylic on art-board. 12 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Donated to WestSound Wildlife Shelter Auction.

Smorgasbord


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Wiggins family collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Crow Couples


Oil on canvas. 24 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Cooper family collection in Bremerton, WA.
Starling

Gravity


Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 12 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.
Starling

Talking Tree


Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Private Collection in Day Creek, WA.

The Futile Protest


Oil bar on canvas-board. 22 x 18 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Eversole family collection in Maui, HI.

The Turkey


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Russell family collection in Bremerton, WA.

Big Blue


Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Nance family collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Bufflehead


Acrylic on canvas. 10 x 8 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Private collection in Germany.

Double Dipper


Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Donated to Poncho Art Auction.

The Rednecked Grebe


Acrylic on canvas-board. 16 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Loon


Acrylic on canvas-board. 20 x 16 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Private collection in Bellevue, WA.

The Oystercatcher


Acrylic on canvas-board. 8 x 16 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Wesley family collection in Xenia, OH.

Piling Topper


Acrylic on paper. 10 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Barker family collection Bremerton, WA.

The Waxwing


Acrylic on cardboard. 8 x 10 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Barker family collection in Bremerton, WA.
Starling

December Starlings


Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 in.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Creepers


Acrylic on canvas. 12 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Cooper family collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Night Walkers


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 48 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Shaw family collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Peeper


Mixed media on canvas. 12 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Shaw family collection in Bremerton, WA.

Eagle 1:1


Acrylic on canvas. 80 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
DeLuca family collection in Clear Lake, WA.

The Heron


Mixed media on paper. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2008.
Wiggins family collection in Bremerton, WA.
Logging Out shows a starling flying up and away from a world of pixels into a more realistic world.

Logging Out


Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
Painted in Redmond, WA. 2010.
Private collection in Bainbridge Island, WA.
The Stowaway by Don Wesley

The Stowaway


Acrylic on canvas. 16 x 20 inches.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2013.
Ehsan family collection in Bellevue, WA.
Flying Forward

Flying Forward


Acrylic on canvas. 12 x 36 inches.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2018.
Private collection in Newcastle, WA.
Allegory of a Modern Starling

Allegory of a Modern Starling


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 48 inches.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2018.
Private collection in Newcastle, WA.

Collectors of Lego Mosaics: 2004 to Today

Each 15 x 15 inch square of these mosaics uses 2,304 of the smallest Lego pieces; the 1x1 plate. Currently, grayscale portraits start at 1,000 USD. We can also go larger and/or full color, and even use larger pieces for larger scale surfaces. These make great family heirlooms. Also, for a more personal touch, your families lego collection can be used in the final art!


Donald


Lego, 15 x 15 in.
Created in Seattle, WA. 2015.
Artist's collection.

Parisa


Lego, 15 x 15 in.
Created in Seattle, WA. 2015.
Artist's collection.

Marcello


Lego, 15 x 15 in.
Created in Seattle, WA. 2015.
Private collection in Calabasas, CA.

Faareed


Lego, 15 x 15 in.
Created in Seattle, WA. 2015.
Private collection in Calabasas, CA.

Johnny


Lego, 15 x 15 in.
Created in Bremerton, WA. 2004.
Private collection in Los Angeles, CA.

Brad and Shay


Lego, 30 x 30 in.
Created in Bremerton, WA. 2004.
Private collection in New York, NY.

Bremerton Waterfront


Lego, 90 x 30 in.
Created in Bremerton, WA. 2004.
Nance family collection in Bremerton, WA.

Collectors of fROG: 1994 to 1998

These are the few documented collectors I have of this work. I lost all my data and notes from back then. If you have a piece of mine from that time period, please send me some images. As these collectors can attest, these paintings are statement pieces in their homes and businesses.

Abstract, yellow, blue, and green, landscape painting of a cyclist sprinting towards the foothills of Skagit County in Washington State

Skagit Sprinter (aka: Maillot Jaune)


Acrylic on wood, 36 x 24 in.
Painted in Bellingham, WA. 1994.
Borisch family collection in Columbus, Ohio.

Downhill


Acrylic on canvas, 25 x 25 in.
Painted in Bellingham, WA. 1995.
Collection of Jack's Bicycles in Bellingham, WA.

Twins


Mixed media on cardboard, 36 x 40 in.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1996.
Seda family collection in Woodinville, WA.

Abstract #6


Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 30 in.
Painted in Cincinnati, OH. 1997.
Wesley family collection in Cincinnati, OH.

Abstract #8


Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 30 in.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1997.
Mitchell family collection in Brooklyn, NY.