Southern California Artist Don Roth comes to the craft of painting with a vast range of abilities and experience. He incorporates the technical skills of a Draftsman and Illustrator in a subtle blend of precision and sensitivity, making his creations a wonder to behold. “Born with a pencil in his hand”, Don inherited his artistic talent from his father, who was a successful Automobile Designer in Detroit, where the “Roth” family originated.
After excelling at Art in high school and college, Don served in the Navy as an Illustrator. He then worked for several years as a “one-man-Art Department” for a large city in Orange County. Ultimately, the artist ended up working for fifteen years as an Illustrator for Boeing and McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Companies in Long Beach, California. There he created hundreds of photo-realistic air-brushed renderings of commercial aircraft interiors, including designs for “Air Force One”, and the King of Saudi Arabia, thereby acquiring many of the painting techniques he would ultimately utilize in his fine art career.
Now working full time as a fine artist, Don has created numerous commissioned paintings for several VIP clients in Beverly Hills, and his paintings are now displayed in corporate offices, private collections, and art galleries in the Southern California area. Additionally, four of the artist’s beach themed images can now be seen as large wall murals in the lobby area of a large resort hotel in Florida.
The “Kool-Kat” painting series, represents the culmination of Don’s artistic experience and development. A true “cat-lover” all of his life, these whimsical, light-hearted and nostalgic paintings depict the fantasy of a simpler world where KATS are KOOL! Click here for the full story of the Birth of the “Kool-Kat Kollection”.
Since April of 2001, Kool-Kat images have been licensed to several manufacturers of jigsaw puzzles and greeting cards. All Kool-Kat images are now available printed on the product of your choice at FineArtAmerica.com. Beginning in 2004, several images from the Kool-Kat Kollection were sold as limited edition Seriolithograph prints on Princess and Carnival Cruise Lines’ on-board art auctions. As these beautiful and costly prints are now sold out from the cruise ship inventories, please contact the artist directly for limited availability. This international exposure has brought the artist world-wide acclaim, as he has now earned the title of: “The Norman Rockwell of Cats”!
“The world is a serious and often stressful place to live. If I can bring a chuckle or a smile to the face of my viewers with these paintings, we are both all the better for it”. Don Roth is a member of the American Society of Portrait Artists, and the American Society of Classical Realism.