Portraits | Donald D. Krause Fine Art

I have painted portraits of all kinds of people.

If you are interested in commissioning an original painting, please email the Artist at Contact and Connect. He will create an heirloom-quality work, in the finished size of your choosing, that visually celebrates the people you cherish the most.

Austin 36×48

Austin is an all-around athlete. Although extreme sports are his favorite pastime, what really comes through is his desire to be the best at whatever he puts his mind to. Notice that fearless, heroic stance.

Here is a series that makes me proud as a painter and a parent. Paintings like this one celebrate the qualities, abilities and spirit that make our children the unique and special creatures they are.

I chose to capture what I feel is the essence of my son Austin, doing what he loves to do most. I wanted it to remind us of his talent and determination. And I wanted to hang it proudly in our home where he will always know how much we treasure him.

Ashley 36×48

Ashley is a gifted student who attends a school that accommodates her above-average abilities. As she studies at the kitchen table, it is evident that her intelligence and concentration is going to serve her well in the years to come.

Lenny & Bucky 40×32

I’ve gotten to know this couple through a neighborhood table group. They approached me to do their portrait together. Seeing their mutual respect, care and the way they honor each other up close, it was easy to do a portrait showing they’re deep abiding love, wrapped up in each other’s arms.


Eric is a very proud to be a Boy Scout. You can see in his face that his standards are high. He comes with unshakeable values and stands comfortably in his favorite surroundings of nature.


Ava, who is only eleven, displays the confident posture and elegance of a soon-to-be fine young lady. She charms you with her soft smile while the strength and grace of her quarter horse flows deeply through both of them.