“Art is primal – a basic need of communication. After the cavemen found food and water, they began to draw. I was born with a pen in my hand (ouch) so my artwork has always been an essential form of communication and interaction. Focusing on line and color, my pieces mix the structured lines of architecture with the organic shapes of nature. To create different textures, I use thin layers of ink, acrylics and colored pencils.”
Doug is a native of Chattanooga, TN and has been involved in various fields of art, theater and music in his hometown for several decades. A long-time resident of nearby Ooltewah, TN, Doug now focuses exclusively on painting and drawing. He received his BA at UTC after studies in the areas of art, theater and literature. Doug brings his diverse knowledge of different arts to every painting; rhythm in line, harmony in color, and drama in shape and subject.
Doug has regularly exhibited his works in numerous juried shows and exhibitions. Among his awards is a piece on permanent display in Chattanooga’s sister city in Germany.
Doug welcomes commissions, especially architectural renderings, pets, portraits and children’s murals.