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The Painter


Plein Air & Studio Painter

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The Painter


Plein Air & Studio Painter

LIQUIDMETHOD 

Doug Clarke is a Plein Air and Studio painter based out of Virginia Beach. He works in oils creating plein air and studio paintings.

Doug graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia with Honors and Magna Cum Laude. As an active member of the Norfolk Drawing Group, Doug strives for excellence in his figure drawings and paintings. His past gallery exhibits include the Art Institute of Charlotte, NC, the Visual Arts Gallery of Portsmouth, VA, the Virginia Museum of Modern Art and the Charles H. Taylor Arts Gallery.

Recently, Doug was awarded 1st place in the Plein Air 757 and 1st place in the Historic Fort Monroe Plein Air Event, as well as winning a Merit Award for Cape Charles Plein Air Exhibition. His art is collected far and abroad internationally.  His work is currently represented by Richard Stravitz Gallery and Harbor Gallery.  

Currently, he's working on paintings that captures vanishing landscapes from his hometown area of Southeastern Virginia.  In pursuit of mastering his craft, he has participated in various plein air events and studied under WIlliam Wray and Tom Nachreiner.

Painting Time Lapse of Toy Train by Liquidmethod.

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Trains


Living in South Eastern Virginia, Norfolk Southern is in my backyard so to speak.  I always wonder where the trains that I paint have been and where they are going to.  My son and my father's love of trains are what drew me into painting these hulks of steel.

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Trains


Living in South Eastern Virginia, Norfolk Southern is in my backyard so to speak.  I always wonder where the trains that I paint have been and where they are going to.  My son and my father's love of trains are what drew me into painting these hulks of steel.

You could say I have a strong affinity to trains.  My dad is a train buff and my son loves them.  In the 1950's, my dad train hopped his way to San Francisco from Chicago and back.  Living in the backyard of Norfolk Southern, a train track has always been close by, sometimes it was next to the house I was living in.  There is an excitement one gets from watching tons of metal and steel rumble past you like a mammoth whale.  It was a train that carried my grandmother out from poverty of the depression in West Virginia to Norfolk, Virginia to work in the war factories of WWII.  These same trains gave me enjoyment of sticking a penny on a track in hopes of finding a flattened piece of copper the next morning.  These hulks of metal give us wonder in the Americana landscape, traveling to the far parts of our country.  If we're lucky, we can hear a whistle in the quite of midnight of a lone train and it's cargo passing by.

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Landscapes


Living in a diverse area of Southeastern Virginia, there is always a location worth painting nearby.  Here is my collection of landscapes, seascapes and urban paintings.

 

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Landscapes


Living in a diverse area of Southeastern Virginia, there is always a location worth painting nearby.  Here is my collection of landscapes, seascapes and urban paintings.

 

To me, painting outdoors is extremely rewarding.  It's a thrill to be outdoors working at a fast pace to finish a painting before the light fades, rain falls or wind picks up.  I never expected it to be so challenging until I started painting outdoors on a regular basis.  Each session is a challenge unto itself while painting plein air.  

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Figures


I believe it's necessary to challenge myself to become a better painter.

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Figures


I believe it's necessary to challenge myself to become a better painter.

Being a key member of the Norfolk Drawing Group, it is vital to draw and paint from life constantly.  The majority of work shown here is a collection from those sessions.  Poses are from 20 minutes to 3 hour sittings.

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Pulp Fiction


I love telling stories through my art in a cinematic form.

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Pulp Fiction


I love telling stories through my art in a cinematic form.

My fascination with Pulp fiction art is deeply rooted from being raised on comic books, horror flicks, The Twilight Zone and Dr. Madblood.  A woman in peril is a central element in most of the work.

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Contact


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Contact


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