Welcome to the artist website of Don Widmer

I am a book and paper artist whose practice includes handmade paper, letterpress printing, and bookbinding.

What's New?

Recent Happenings

"The Honest Truth," pulp painting of chickadee on handmade paper.

"The Honest Truth" is my latest pulp painted bird. Based on Cherokee lore, the chickadee was regarded as a bird of truth. View them on Etsy.


I was interviewed by VoyageChicago about my art practice. You can read the interview here.

Upcoming Events

One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale

St. Charles Fine Art Show (St. Charles, IL), May 25-26.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair (Kalamazoo, MI), June 7-8.


Purchase Art


My one-of-a-kind art can be found on Etsy, Vamp&Tramp, and ArtZipper

A limited edition print of my underwing moth ("Catocala semirelicta") was published by Spudnik Press and can be purchased here.

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Contact Me

Better yet, see me in person!

You can find me at art fairs and events throughout the year. 

Don Widmer

(312) 697-9202

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