a very talented brother who generously shares his amazing photos with me. He is the true genius behind my simple little paintings.
My brother is a man of many gifts, most of which he will deny if asked. He has a sense of presence that matches his physical stature. His lightning fast wit and brilliant mind can captivate an audience no matter what the subject. But watching him grow into his photographic storytelling has not only brought me a great sense pride in the artistic ability his work exudes, but has fed me, inspired me and fueled my own interest in his beloved world of birds.
Doug knows things about birds that one only learns as a result of hours of quiet observation and a deep understanding and respect of the natural world around him.
Doug shares his passion for birds through the lens of a camera with no expectation of accolade. His photos incite me to respond with a palette full of juicy paint and fistful of brushes in a collaborative "amen" to having experienced something very special with my brother.
“I am a contemplative artist who has trouble accessing verbal skills. Finding the right words to talk about the amazing things I observe around me can be frustrating. It is much more natural for me to pick up a paintbrush, some embroidery floss or my camera when I wish to share some new discovery. The artwork I create is meant to be enjoyed on whatever level the viewer experiences it and not layered with complex meaning. Feathers, fur, flowers and the incredible variation I find in wildlife not only inspire me, but compel me to share every nuance with you.