Don Leivas was born and raised in Southern California receiving his formal art education at the Art Center School and Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. While attending school, Don met his wife, Lorraine and was married in 1949.
Don moved to Sonoma County in the late 1950s and worked for the Levenger Advertising and the Bertram and Milner Advertising Agencies in Santa Rosa.
Leivas has explored a variety of mediums and subject matters throughout his long and illustrious years. While he has a passion for head and figure drawing, he has continued his format art training at Santa Rosa Junior College primarily in the area of print making and currently is taking watercolor classes. Leivas is a very interesting gentleman and has and will pursue his passion for art for eighty years.
Don will be featuring his art at the 2020 art exhibit at the Rohnert Park-Cotati Library, 6250 Lynn Conde Way, Rohnert Park during the 14th annual art show. The event will run from March 23 to April 4 from 12 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 12 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
The free evening reception will be March 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and will feature outstanding Sonoma County artists.