Doug began drawing and painting as a teenager, selling his first painting at the age of 14. As interests changed in his teen years he put aside his brushes but continued drawing while spending time in college and the Marine Corps.
At 24 then wife-to-be Deborah encouraged Doug to paint again. A self-taught artist, Doug worked at his painting for ten more years while pursuing a career in pharmaceutical sales before leaving to open his own gallery in Greenville, SC.
A native of New Jersey, born in 1947, Doug lived there through the age of 18. Since choosing South Carolina as his home in 1975, he has exhibited in numerous group and one man shows, receiving award recognition for his paintings which are in many private and corporate collections (for a partial listing see below).
Since selling Sea Island Gallery, his Greenville based business, to a long time employee, Doug and Debbie are now happily ensconced on Edisto Island where they are active in the community. This has given Doug more time to paint the local and southwestern subjects he loves.
Doug's prints are represented by a network of selected galleries (listed on our home page) . Original paintings are available through only s few galleries but inquiries can be made directly by calling 1-843-869-0491.
"I try to paint a feeling or a mood, through light, shadow and texture, not just a picture. If I can give someone a moment of escape from the everyday world theough a painting, then we've shared something and that's important."
What are giclee prints?
Giclee pronounced "zhee-clay" is a form of the French word gicler meaning "jet or nozzle."
The name is a whimsical reference to the ink jet printers used in the process.
A giclee is a high resolution digital print made from archival ink and media combination. Giclee is also a recognized fine art print category like lithographs and seriographs and is ideal for doing short-run limited editions. Giclee prints were originally developed in 1989 as a plate-less alternative to common offset lithography. Advances in technology, inks, and media have allowed them to develop to the point that today they are recognized by the art community as the best method available for fine art reproduction.
Giclee prints look and feel like original art. They are made on real artist materials such as
watercolor papers and canvas. Prints have continuous tone so it is often difficult to distinguish between giclee prints and original artwork. Canvas giclees can also be "hand retouched" to more closely resemble the texture of the original artwork, if so desired by the artist. They offer richness in detail, depth, and brilliant color not available in traditional printing methods. Archival inks, papers, and canvases used throughout give giclees a life span that far exceeds that of other reproductions.
Giclee technology is now accepted in hundreds of fine art galleries around the world including the Metropolitan and Guggenheim Museums in New York City, the Corcoran Museum in Washington, DC and the High Museum in Atlanta.