Opening Reception this Friday at the Rawls Museum Arts!

Hi there friend,
I just wanted to invite you to the opening reception of my latest group show featuring Bernard Conda, Thomas Bradshaw and myself.  I've gotten a sneak peek at all the paintings and it's going to be a great show!  This will be a great chance to collect work of the most prolific plein air painters in Hampton Roads. Looking forward to seeing you there!

FRIDAY DEC. 12th, 6:30-8:00PM
Rawls Museum Arts
22376 Linden Street
Courtland, Virginia 23837
(757) 653-0754
Exhibition will be on display from
December 12th, 2014 - Jan 30, 2015


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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.

Doug has been 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 Harbor Gallery and the Ellen Moore Gallery.

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.