Don Stinson is known for panoramic oil paintings that explore the physical and cultural geographies of the West. Stinson’s encompassing views reveal much about shared myths of the West, the lasting impact and evolving shape of energy landscapes, notions of progress, individual creativity, and America’s beautiful, if often deeply flawed, relationship with its own lands.
Stinson received his B.F.A. from Colorado State University and his M.F.A. from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He was the recipient of Colorado Council on the Arts Director's Grant.
His work is placed in the collections of the Phoenix Art Museum, the Denver Art Museum, The Whitney Collection at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, The Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles and the Art in Embassies Program in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Don has had prominent showings at The Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, The Phoenix Art Museum, The Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver and Artist Space, New York. Don’s work has been featured in the New York Times and Time magazine.