Saturday, March 23
Dolly’s is honored to be hosting artist and author Don Weller in celebration of his gorgeous new illustrated book Tracks, a visual memoir of a life in art.
Tracks, A Visual Memoir, showcases Don’s western watercolors of cowboys and horses, highlights of his many years in Los Angeles as an illustrator and graphic designer. Included are many sketches and drawings from many years of sketchbooks.
The book also includes many short essays from a life in art, from the advertising and design wars in Los Angeles and New York, to horseback adventures in the sage brush and red rocks of Utah.
Don Weller drew horses and cowboys and roped calves in high school and college rodeos. Graduating from Washington State University he moved to California where he spent decades doing graphic design and illustration. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators. Realizing he had seen all the cement and palm trees he could stand, he moved to Utah. There Don creates western paintings and rides his cutting horses.
His paintings have received many awards including The Jones Award from the Bosque Art Center, the Steel Dust Award from the AQHA Museum, and in 2017 Best of the Show from the Traces of the West, in Ogden, Utah. He had a retrospective show at Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah in 2016. His paintings can be seen at Montgomery Lee Gallery in Park City.