Hi! I’m Don Victor, and my passion is to bring creative people together to explore and expand in art and life. My motto, “As in art, so in life” sums up my philosophy.
As an orphan, I bounced from foster home to foster home. Feeling misunderstood, lonely, and lost my only rock wherever I moved was art. As a teenager, longing for meaning and connection, I had vivid dreams of family and friends around a long table discussing art and life over great food.
For me, art was not a career or a hobby, art was salvation. Ultimately, this special connection with art and insights into people, led me to win over 100 art contests. I established the Academy of Composition, created video courses, lecture, and author books. But I knew there was more that I needed to do.
In 2017 while in Portugal, I realized that in order to share the wisdom and knowledge I have gained through art and life in a greater way, I would have to broadcast my “long table” dream. That is why I started a podcast. This is my opportunity to discuss art, life, and sometimes food, with artist friends from around the world.