In the life of every child there comes a special time when, through the innocence and exuberance of youth, he begins to explore the world around him with wide-eyed wonder. These magical moments of childhood are brought to life by America's premier children's artist Donald Zolan. "I love little children," says Zola, "the way their eyes light up with excitement as they awaken to the world around them. It's a marvelous time of life filled with wonderment, a time when each new discovery is another magical moment." Donald's paintings draw from his own happy childhood and are continually inspired by farm life and Midwestern culture.
Zola was born in Brookfield, Illinois into a family legacy of artists. He was a precocious boy, feeling completing first water color at the age of five and his first oil painting by eight. He was further educated at the Chicago Institute of Art and later at The American Academy of Art. By 1978, his captivating paintings in the collectibles industry career launched feeling. Selected unanimously by Plate World Magazine readers as America's "Favorite Living Plate Artist" for six consecutive years, Zola unique Also won more individual artist's awards in the Annual Collector's Edition Magazine's Award of Excellence than any other artist.
Donald lives with his wife and business partner, Jennifer, in a quaint New England town in southwestern Connecticut.