visiblesoul.com exists with the hope of adding to your quality of life. Our products are always quality, original designs that are made to last for years of enjoyment. Our portfolio galleries are here for your pleasure and inspiration. Our forums provide a place for you to share and to gather information about many art related subjects. We even maintain a Jesus site at visiblesoul.org for your spiritual well-being. This site exists for you. We hope that you enjoy it and we always enjoy hearing from you.
We occasionally feature the work of other artists, but the majority of the pieces in the visible soul online store and portfolio galleries are created by Don K. Colburn.
Bio: DKC formed a love of art early and has spent the last 30 years developing a unique graphic style in a wide range of media. He has studied Native American craftsmanship and design extensively and is constantly refining technique in many of the visual arts. Around 1993, calling the venture Visible Soul, he began exhibiting his work throughout Texas, building a reputation for integrity both in business and in attention to quality. Influences are eclectic but can readily be seen in the art. A love of surfing, tropical locales and nature in general; appreciation for the work of artists like Paul Gauguin and Rick Griffin; an affinity for Native American beadwork; and a genuine faith in Jesus Christ are all part of the mix. In 2003 visiblesoul.com was created with the purpose of sharing this art with the rest of the world and hopefully inspiring others to relax, enjoy art, and discover their own inimitable style and creative potential.
Education: B.A. University of Houston. Major: English Literature. Minor: Studio Art. Additional art studies: University of Hawaii at Manoa and Houston Baptist University.
Exhibits: Selling original art at music and art festivals, art and craft shows, gun shows, re-enactments, rendezvous, pow-wows, and retail stores since circa 1993. Ebay and online sales since 2002.
Media: watercolor, acrylic, colored pencils, pen and ink, intaglio printmaking, ceramic, batik, tie-dye, dye painting, beadwork, leatherwork, featherwork, braintan leather, digital and SLR photography; custom B&W printing, graphic & web design.
Commissions: Visible Soul has had many repeat customers over the years and specializes in giving them the kind of personal attention and quality craftsmanship that keeps them coming back year after year. Previous commissions include: custom beadwork, leatherwork, featherwork, custom pow-wow dance regalia, historical reproductions, business logos for print and the web, photographer's backdrops, and custom clothing designs.