Donald Yatomi is an oil painter living and working in Bend, Oregon, best known for his contemporary urban themes.
Born in Okinawa, Japan, Donald has been painting for over 30 years. He graduated from the University of Hawaii with a BFA in Painting, before attending the prestigious Art Center College of Design, where he graduated with a second BFA in Illustration with distinction. Since then, he’s accomplished much in entertainment design, working with companies such as DreamWorks Studios and Sony Interactive Entertainment, as well as painting for art galleries.
Donald’s love for contemporary realism and urban themes show through in his paintings, where he strives to capture the raw beauty of the modern, industrial form. His preferred medium is oil.
When in the studio, his preferred background music is metal. His main influences are Chuck Close, Willen DeKooning, and Antoni Tapies.