Click HERE to sing along with Donald Saaf perfoming on YouTube with the Little Hope String Band
Click HERE to read Suzanne Corsano's interview with Donald Saaf and Julia Zanes
Click HERE to read about Donald Saaf and Julia Zanes at the Brattleboro Museum
Click HERE to read about THE BLUEBIRD THEATER, a marionette and puppet troupe created by Donald Saaf, Julia Zanes and their two sons Isak and Oluf
Donald Saaf has been showing his unusual figurative paintings at Clark Gallery since 1991. With each new body of work, the cast of characters depicted grows and changes. The scenes in his paintings, as well as the people within, are inspired in many ways by the artist's own life and family. Working in acrylic, gouache, and collage, his work features vibrant colors, patterns, and simple surroundings that make each painting a tantalizing environment with an oddly curious feel. Donald Saaf is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and has been showing nationally for twenty years. His work has been reviewed in The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and Art New England. In addition to being an important American painter, Saaf is the author of numerous award winning childrens books and performs on a variety of instruments with the Litttle Hope String Band. With Julia Zanes and their two sons, Isak and Oluf, they formed The Bluebird Theater, a marionette and puppet troupe.