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Donald Saaf A Creative Mind

December 12, 2012

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Donald Saaf is a painter, sculptor, musician and children’s book illustrator. He lives in the small village of Saxtons River in southern Vermont.

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I like his narrative paintings, and his quirky use of scale and perspective.

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Can you spot the ghostly figure heads in some of the backgrounds.

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He works in a lovely converted barn right near to his home, which he shares with his partner and fellow artist Julia Zanes.

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Together they created a multimedia marionette show called ‘The Green Gold Tree’. Donald creates the music for the Bluebird Theater productions and
Julia Zanes is the talented director who also makes all these wonderful puppets.

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Donald also creates whimsical sculptural pieces. I love the head in the wall and the angel and hand below.

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A truly talented artist.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. wallace permalink
    December 12, 2012 11:20 am

    Beautiful, cheery pictures to enjoy on a frosty morning.

    • December 12, 2012 12:10 pm

      Hi Wallace, yes his work does have a warming quality to it. Perfect for this time of year. Thanks for your thoughts.

  2. December 13, 2012 2:03 am

    Such inspiring work! Beautiful site!

    • December 13, 2012 10:03 am

      Thanks for your comments, glad to have you ‘on board’ 🙂

  3. December 14, 2012 9:25 am

    Wonderful, love the narrative in these pictures. Really enjoyed the Green Gold Tree link too, so amazingly creative.

    • December 14, 2012 9:44 am

      Thanks Jo, yes I thought of a modern day Chagall too when looking through his work. Inspiring eh

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