- Biography -

Don McMaster, artist, naturalist and outdoorsman, lives in the landscape he loves to paint. His work, his recreation and his major interests all revolve around the prairie provinces, where he lives, and North-western Ontario, where he maintains a summer studio. A well known advocate for wildlife and habitat preservation, McMaster has worked for many organizations dedicated to those purposes.

Since moving from Winnipeg in the mid 1990’s, Don and his wife Ardythe work at maintaining the native mixed grass prairie on their property overlooking the Assiniboine Valley southwest of Portage la Prairie. Winter finds them skiing the trails of the beautiful Assiniboine Valley.

Don McMaster’s paintings explore the western Canadian landscape in all its changing lights and seasons. A member of the Assiniboia Group of Artists, he exhibits and sells his new work each year at Art Expo, the first weekend of November.

Don's major recent project featured events in the life of David Thompson, Canadian explorer and mapmaker. This collection of work was shown at various locations in 2008, as part of the David Thompson Bicentennial celebrations.