Doug Strickland, Painter

Congratulations Doug on your feature in From 1 Artist 2 Another ~ your work is delightful!

From 1 Artist 2 Another

 “I draw and paint in a realistic representational style, but do not try for a photo-realistic effect .  I want the viewers to have no doubt they are looking at artwork which was created by hand.”

DSselfportraitDoug Strickland, painter

Doug was born in North Carolina, and has lived there all his life. He graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in Industrial Relations and worked for many years as a clinical social worker in a mental health facility while continuing to paint and draw as a hobby and avocation. Since retiring in 2003, he has devoted more time to his painting.

Recently, he has begun to paint more “en plein air” (French for “in the open air” or “outdoors”).  Doug also participates regularly in the “portrait painters group” at Sertoma Art Center in Raleigh, NC, to hone his ‘alla prima’ painting skills. He maintains a website…

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