Donald Silverman was born on the right side of the tracks in the wrong century. He was a square peg in a round hole at school. He hated sports, dress up clothes and girls (until he was of a “certain age”). From age 11 to 17 he delivered newspapers in hurricanes, served as a boardwalk “barker” at a boardwalk’s electronic bingo game and drove a dry cleaner’s ill-repaired 1947 delivery truck.
High school was a blur (except for that hot English teacher). And college was much of the same. So he got himself drafted. It was Vietnam War time. But somehow he was fated to guard Cleveland’s shores from imminent Canadian attack. Once free from the grip of Uncle Sam, his mother asked him, “So…what do you want to do with your life now?” And he replied, “I dunno…maybe something in the media business.”
Mom waved her magic wand and off he went to work at a Long Island radio station filing weather and traffic reports.
It was a natural leap towards filmmaking and a 30-year career producing TV spots and marketing/PR films. He produced projects promoting Howard Stern, heart disease, and fancy schmancy hotels, all the way to transporting spent nuclear waste.
And then he retired.
After six months of eating cheese and watching TV he decided to pick up a paint brush. It’s been a love affair ever since.
EXHIBITS & PRESS
Winter and Summer Exhibits, 2016
Urban Studio Unbound
Seventh Annual Yonkers Artist Showcase
Riverfront Gallery (4th Floor)
“The Seventh Annual Yonkers Artist Showcase highlights the artwork of a number of remarkable artists living and working in Yonkers.”
Parking Meter was selected from my collection.
May 2 – June 26, 2015
Art and Worship: Pathways to the Soul
“We asked artists to submit work that expresses their inner life.”
Sunset Abstract was selected from my collection.
May 2-3, 2015
80th Annual National Juried Exhibition
The Cooperstown Art Association
July 10 through August 14, 2015
Totum Health, Sixth Annual Art Show
154 East 85th St.
New York, NY
June 25, 2015
Solo Show, Rick’s Custom Frame & Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, April/May, 2016
13th Annual YOHO Artists Open Studio, Yonkers, NY, May 2016
Art Pop-Up Revolution, Richmond, Virginia, December 2015
Beaux Arts Show 2015, Woman’s Club of White Plains, NY, October 2015
Solo Art Exhibit, Park Ave Medical Professionals, NYC, August 2015
12th Annual YOHO Artists Open Studio, Saturday & Sunday, May 2015
A fiction, art, poetry and memoir online magazine.
Two of my paintings are featured in their Fiction Section
No. 14, Summer, 2015 Issue