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Doug was born and raised in Minneapolis Minnesota and has been pursuing art since middle school. He received a Bachelors of Fine Art from the University of Oregon in 1992. During his twenties Doug lived in Bend (OR), France, Los Angeles, The San Fransisco Bay Area, Portland (OR), and Minneapolis. Doug moved back to Bend in 2000. In the summer of 2022 he and his family relocated to Eugene, OR. Doug and his wife are excited to be a part of the Eugene arts community. His patrons are private collectors, and has been commissioned for several murals in public spaces.
my art is a visual expression of the intersection between my dreams and my conscious reality, particularly those moments when I am not fully asleep and my mind is free to wander. Inspired by philosophical ideas, current events, personal challenges, nature, and much more. I reflect upon how I want to visually express this subject matter and then execute that vision. My paintings are thus metaphors for my experiences as I try to make sense of my life, understand the bigger picture, decide where I fit into this chaotic world, and create some order or structure to comprehend it all. A question I constantly ask myself is "does my artwork feel relevant to my lived experience, my community, and is it a part of a bigger conversation?'
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