"I've always been fascinated by color".
Born in Maryland and raised in Kentucky,
Donald R. Gage received a Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree from Murray State University in 1981. He
then travelled to Europe to study French art and
architecture. Influenced by the work of the French
Impressionists, Italian Renaissance artists, and the
Dutch Masters, Gage focused his skills to produce
oils on stretched canvas.
After moving to Hawaii in 1988, Gage found the rich
colors he could express in his paintings. His work
captures the nostalgia of simpler times, through
genre' portaiture and landscapes.
Finding success through private commissions, he created his largest body of work to date for the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel and Hibiscus Cafe.
Donald R. Gage resides with his family in Wahiawa
where he continues to study, develop his skills, and find inspiration for his work.