Donald Saaf’s paintings are inspired by his family and immediate surroundings. His work has an innocent look, reminiscent of folk art painting in which figures are simplified characters and vary from tiny to oversized in the world that Donald creates. Birds and moths become mythical, and exotic animals cavort with children. Working in oil, gouache, and collage, Saaf’s work features vibrant colors 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 shown nationally. 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 children”s books a musician and puppeteer.