Don Rainville was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1960. After studying Forestry at the Essex Technical Institute of Agriculture, Rainville entered the world of high end antique and art restoration, honing colorist skills and the ability to experiment with diverse materials; the consistent nature of such refined work is a direct contrast to Rainville’s approach to his paintings. Utilizing action painting techniques, Rainville takes his inspiration from infinite forms of wild landscapes to create dynamic and expressive depictions of nature.
Rainville exhibits throughout the New England region, and has shown at the Cahoon Museum on Cape Cod, the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire, and UConn Stamford. Presently, he has two paintings on view at the U.S. Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan as part of the Arts in Embassies program.
Rainville is represented by Artemis Gallery on Mount Desert Island, Maine and Harbor Square Gallery in Rockland, Maine. Don presently maintains his studio in the coastal town of Camden, Maine.