Don Hilderbrandt's artistic focus is grounded in landscape architecture degrees from Penn State and Michigan. As co-founderof LDR International, an urban design/land planning firm, Don interrupted a successful part-time watercolor practice in 1979 to devote full time to an international planning and design business.
Don is resurrecting an artist's career that started in 1967. Those 13 years produced numerous awards and recognition. He received 7 awards from the Baltimore Watercolor Society's annual exhibition, inlcuding three First Awards. He was also invited to exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art, numerous colleges, the Center Club in Baltimore and was represented by William Riis Galleries in Camp Hill, Pa., Hershey, PA and Stone Harbor, NJ. Don's painting,"Laura B", recently received the Sam Hemming Award for watercolor at the Academy of Art in Easton, Md.
Much of his appreciation of the rural landscape was fostered while growing up in the hills of Pennsylvania. Don's training as a landscape architect enhanced his technical ability to interpret and present various images of landscapes and waterfronts of the Eastern Shore of The Chesapeake Bay and coastal Maine.