Awards and New Paintings

I was stoked to discover that my alleyway painting in Norfolk for the 6Squared Juried Exhibition won a $250 award.  Considering all the great work from amazing painters, this was a huge honor.

Afternoon Alleyway

Last night I finished up two paintings.  One from the legendary band, Pat DiNizio of Smithereens. I had the opportunity two photograph and meet him in Richmond, VA in 2003.  I had started a second painting of him after delivering the first, but the second was lost in a move.  Finally, I got around to painting this.

Pat DiNizio

The second painting I did last night was of my friend and neighbor, Ryan.  This is the start of a new on going project of painting portraits of my friends, so stay tuned for new ones. 



Painting in the living room for a change. 

Painting in the living room for a change. 



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.