2015 MSAA Art Showcase Entrants
Don Kress – Pittsburgh, PA
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I was introduced to art at an early age by my brother and sister. I began to explore my artistic abilities while attending high school, and continued to improve upon them in college and art school where I developed my own painting style, reflected in these paintings.
A flourishing career in advertising as an Associate Creative Director was severely damaged and eventually derailed after a couple of debilitating attacks of MS. With the help of Copaxone I was able to continue working and get my life back on track. But the symptoms from of my previous attacks had created serious questions.
Forced to reinvent myself, we moved to Florida where at 50 years old I worked and studied tremendously hard to become a PGA Golf Professional. Having successfully done so, I became a Senior Teaching Professional at a Top 25 golf school in Orlando. I’m now, semi-retired, play a little golf, paint and attend college classes just to stay active.
Naples pier at sunset