Born in 1930, Don Lever attended Elam School of Art at the age of fourteen. There he was tutored by John Weeks, Archie Fisher, Lois White and Ida Eise. It was this early influence of John Weeks, along with his association with Ron Stenberg, that gave Lever a special awareness of colour, light and the beautiful complexity of drawing boats. After having enjoyed a 40 year career in advertising and graphic design, Lever now paints from his home in Titirangi – working up landscapes in rich layers of oils using deep red undertones. Lever’s work can be found in both public and private collections here in New Zealand, notably The Auckland Art Gallery’s collection and many private collections overseas.
Exhibitions at the Remuera Gallery: