Architectural Drawings of Akron Area Artist: Don Jeffrey

Events > 2019 > October > Architectural Drawings of Akron Area Artist: Don Jeffrey

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Don Jeffrey uses local architecture to create artwork with the use of pen & ink, watercolor and mixed media. He especially enjoys drawing scenes from old photographs taken in previous decades spanning from the 1920’s to present day.

“I like to depict places that no longer exist hoping to touch sentiments that bring back memories to the viewer” – Don

Ink & watercolor on paper


Don spent the majority of his career aspiring to be a cartoonist producing comics and greeting cards for family and friends but changed direction in 2016 concentrating creating art from familiar buildings and popular sites in the area.

Don Jeffrey is a Stow High School and University of Akron graduate. He has been in retail and visual merchandising for the past 30 years having worked at Dillard’s, Kohl’s, Penney’s and Macy’s. Artistically he has been influenced by Norman Rockwell, to more obscure artists like John Hamyson and more recently discovered and is inspired by the colored etchings of Josef Eidenberger here in our Gallery.

watercolor and ink drawing

Summit Mall – Fairlawn

Ink and watercolor drawing

River Styx Market, Medina

ink and watercolor drawing

Main Street, Akron







Since 2016 his work has been shown in exhibits in the area including Summit Artspace, shows in Barberton, Cuyahoga Valley Art Center and McKay Bricker Gallery.

The show runs from October 1st through October 31, 2019

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