Donald W. Patterson, AWS, NWS, PWCS, PWS is an artists whose work deals with light and texture, composition and color. He has been lauded as a master in these areas of this most difficult medium..

Don Patterson is an internationally recognized watercolorist. He has exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States, Japan and Canada. Patterson is a consistent award winner in regional, national and international juried exhibitions, among them the Best of Show award for the 100th Anniversary Exhibiton of the Philadelphia Water Color Society. Patterson has been elected to membership in the American Watercolor Scoiety, the National Watercolor Society, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, and is an Honarary Life Member of the Philadelphia Water Color Society, where he served for seventeen years on the Board of Directors.

Patterson is a regular featured artist in publications such as American Artist Magazine, and U.S. Art magazine. He has also been published numerous times in the Artist's Magazine. He was one of ninety top American watercolorists chosen for the books "Splash II," "Splash IV" and "Splash V" published by North Light. His work is also published in three books by Rockport Publishers, "Best of Watercolor 2", "Painting Light and Shadow" and "Painting Texture". He is one of nine artists who collaborated on a book entitled, "The Many Moods of Light" published by North Light, and with twenty artists on a book ,"Keys to Painting Trees and Foliage." In addition, Patterson has written his own book, "Creating Watercolor Landscapes Using Photographs."

Don Patterson has received many awards during his career. Among them are The Rouse Gold Medallion in the 2003 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, The Phillips Mill Juried Art Exhibition 2004 Best Traditional Landscape, Galaxy 2004, Best of Show, and an Award Winner in the Artist's Magazine's 2005 Art Competion.