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Donald E. Perry was born in Zebulon, North Carolina in 1969. The son of a textile / interior designer, he always had a strong interest in art and design. Donald began group art classes at the age of seven including drawing and oil painting, which he attributes to learning the basic skills of a fine artist. Donald continued to focus on the fundamentals of fine art throughout his formative years. Upon the completion of high school, he went on to study fine art, graphic design, photography, illustration and creative writing, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications from Mount Olive University. After completing his degree, Donald focused all of his attention to art and design. The paintings and drawings Donald hangs and posts online are only part of the narrative. As an artist, he works hard to develop art releasing the truth inside a negative world. The positives inside negative expression is his main focus while always transforming reality in order to give his story a voice.  Donald developed his techniques specifically to capture and emphasize the flowing creativity inside a non-traditional approach to composition. The evolution of his work is created by analyzing and observing life, death, positives, negatives and balance. He makes every attempt to speak to himself and others about the truth inside every piece of art he creates. As you will see, it’s not a beautiful still life or landscape, “it’s his truth” and what has turned into a portal of reflections of life. His influences are so vast he said, “life is the only influence you really need”. Donald currently lives and works in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina after moving from Wilmington, North Carolina in 1999. Donald is currently working on many different projects, but his main focus is always producing art and design which tells a story. If you would like to discuss purchasing original artwork, commission work or art direction, please contact Donald by email at: dp@donaldeperry.com.

Black and White Show

Black and White Show

The 4th Annual Black & White Art Show hosted by William H. Miller Studios & Fine Art. The reception is FREE and open to the public Friday, August 16th. The exhibition will run from Friday, August 16th through August 27th, 1-5pm Monday through Saturday. The...

Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition

Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition

On View | May 24 – June 9; 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue | City Gallery
Address | 34 Prioleau Street
Admission ... The annual juried art exhibition highlights the recent work of artists across South Carolina featuring painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and...

DEPART to NYC

DEPART to NYC

Heal at NYAFAIR  | Written by Anthony Huffman – NYA Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition focused on healing. The show will feature over 30 artists and be curated by Shane Townley, Founder & Director of NYA Art Center. Amid this contemporary moment...

Devils Walking Shoes by Donald Perry

Devils Walking Shoes by Donald Perry

This project was inspired by a real job that helped me dive deep into the reasoning for painting on a pair of knock off high-top sneakers. The meaning will disturb you more than the title and the final installation with help you to understand the artist within…

Crossing Darkness with DEPART

Crossing Darkness with DEPART

Over 80 works of art from local artists all in Black & White! Artist Reception was during the First Friday ArtWalk on Friday, September 1, 2017. The exhibition was on display Friday, August 25 through September 5, 2017 at William H. Miller Gallery…

Eclectic Arts Music Exhibition

Eclectic Arts Music Exhibition

Its round two for the Eclectic Arts Music Exhibition! It was a night full of color and local music celebrating the value of expression… This event featured local artwork and Musicians from all over the area. Performances by: Diskull (EDM electronic), G of Circuit trio…

Romancing Imagination

Romancing Imagination

Romancing Imagination was an evening of celebration, discovery & expression!  Inspiration and creativity where artists and collectors come together to explore the Summer Arts & Crystal Show. We celebrated the ‘One Year’ Anniversary at Gifu Crystal Xchange...

Flashback to Universal Art Walk 2010

Flashback to Universal Art Walk 2010

In 2010, I was into so many things to promote the arts, I almost forgot about this one. The 1st Annual Universal Art Walk set for May 2010. GalleryLeft is proud to announce the first Annual Universal Art Walk. The purpose of this walk is to promote the arts and to bring the arts to the people instead of them having to find the art…

The past, present and future of art

The past, present and future of art

Join us for the Spring Art Show at Gifu Art Gallery, Saturday April 1st 2017, 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Original works by Bill Strydesky, William H Miller, Rachel Jones Barnes, Donald Perry and more. With featured works by Sibel Goldsmith, Jacob Kainen, Jacob Lawrence and Salvador Dali. 510 Business Hwy 17 South, Surfside Beach, SC…

Donald Perry at ArtFields 2017

Donald Perry at ArtFields 2017

Just found out my artwork will be part of ArtFields 2017… Save the date… ArtFields, Lake City, SC, April 21-29, 2017. http://www.artfieldssc.org. Visit their website to find out all the cool things happening the week of ArtFields 2017. Accepted: January 4, 2017 – Dear Artist, Congratulations! Your submission to ArtFields® received…

Collectors say art reaches them emotionally

Collectors say art reaches them emotionally

Collectors say art reaches them emotionally. While this painting (Choices by Donald Perry) hangs on my wall, not matching anything it fits perfectly to me. When it came to art, I did what people do and followed a theme in my décor. Since meeting this artist, my love of art has been renewed…

The Positives Inside Negative Expression

The Positives Inside Negative Expression

The Positives Inside Negative Expression is a book I have been working on for the past three years and once I arrived at the end, I found out I was at the beginning again. I know that many people do not and will never understand the importance of art and expression, but one way or the other I was determined…