About Don


Don Marco was born in Northern Minnesota in the late 1920's. His interest in art was evident even before starting school. As a young adult in the Army Air Corp, he began his life's career in Air Traffic Control, which continued until his retirement from Honolulu International Airport in 1973. Much of his spare time was spent as a professional artist. 

Before retirement, Don started developing a technique to create fine art using Crayola Crayons. Shortly after retiring he published his first print. Living in Southern California, his work was in demand including commissions from Burt Reynolds and a one-man show at his Dinner Theater in Florida.


Don currently has a gallery in Red Wing, MN  


Highlights of Don's Career include:

  • Over 7,000,000 website hits (Feb 2014)
  • More than 1,000,000 prints sold (2013)
  • Hits from over 110 countries (2013)
  • Cowboys and Indians Magazine Feature(2009)
  • Alternative Trends Magazine Feature (2008)
  • Plate Collector Magazine Feature, Self Portrait and Feature Article, 1979 (cover story)
  • Rainbow Reporte, Binney and Smith magazine cover and feature 1982
  • Mpls/ABC TV feature. On the Road with Jason Davis
  • Duluth/CBS TV feature. Points North
  • Mpl/CBS TV feature. PM Magazine - local and national
  • Duluth WDSE public TV feature Up North
  • KUSK TV Feature. Northern ArizonaNewspaper articles in major U.S. cities
  • Portrait of Arizona artist Ted De Grazia on a collector plate