(Born 1952) Don Carstens attended Laguna Beach School of Art and Design. After graduating he started a company in Los Angeles called Carstens Functional Art Forms. This company's focus was to design and manufacture highly-customized furniture for hospitality design firms here in the United States.
In 1987 Carstens moved from Los Angeles to Scottsdale to emphasize his fine art pursuits. He produced several different series of art; some very primitive like "Legends", which was a study of pictographs and the way some of the planet's very first artists expressed themselves, to a very contemporary series called "Presence in a Void" using black high-gloss epoxy resin as his canvas.
His gallery representation has spanned from New York to Seattle. The artist's website is www.doncarstensart.com