I like working in acrylic with a few different brushes. I tend to get lost in the piece as I’m working and paint just allows the process to keep flowing as naturally as possible. The way I paint is very fluid, with quick decisions and little thought in between, so only using a few tools keeps things simple. The different brushes also give the piece different dynamics and line contrast. I love the power of a simple line. 
I’m naturally drawn the to pop culture images and flowers because the design and simplicity definitely "POP". Since the design is so simple, there are infinite ways to draw and paint it, plus it’s a household name. I love pop art and the whole 60’s Warhol scene as well.
 I love paying homage to the modern masters which you’ll notice in my work with Keith Haring, Henri Matisse, Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe and many others.
 The bright colors  I use are a reflection of my sense of playfullness. My intent with color is to put a smile on the viewer’s face and to experience something new that they have never seen or felt before. Above all, color will always help to convey the message that I am sending out, it speaks to the heart.
Lastly, art and creation is my life and journey. It’s something that has always been in my soul. I feel it and live it everyday, and to connect with it helps me discover myself more and more. Art equals love and love equals life.


​Tour of Donald J. Pliner 

Interview with Dexter Augier Beaumont, TX