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The Painter


Plein Air & Studio Painter

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The Painter


Plein Air & Studio Painter

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

Graduating with Honors and Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University, Doug's work has evolved from commercial to fine art. As an active member of the Norfolk Drawing Group, the painter strives for excellence in his figure drawings and paintings.  His commitment to life drawing and painting led him outdoors to paint "en plein air".  There he realized his passion for capturing light and nature in his own personal way.

Recently, Doug was commissioned to paint both Harborfest and Neptune Festival posters for 2014.    Awards include 1st place awards for Plein Air 757,  Williamsburg Plein Air and the Plein Air Mount Lebanon quick draw competitions, as well as a three time winner of the Historic Fort Monroe Plein Air Exhibition.  His paintings are collected far and abroad internationally.  Doug’s work is currently represented by Richard Stravitz Gallery and Harbor Gallery.

This summer, Doug participated in the prestigious Easton Plein Air Juried Competition and is currently preparing for the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational and his solo show exhibition.  In pursuit of mastering his craft, he has participates in local and national plein air events. 

When painting outdoors, Doug is very passionate about capturing the vanishing landscapes of Southeastern Virginia.

Harborfest 2014 Poster by Doug Clarke

Harborfest 2014 Poster by Doug Clarke

Neptune Festival 2014 Poster by Doug Clarke

Neptune Festival 2014 Poster by Doug Clarke


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.

SEE AVAILABLE PAINTINGS FROM DOUG CLARKE

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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.  

SEE AVAILABLE PAINTINGS FROM DOUG CLARKE

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Contact


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Contact


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