Doggone-art.ca is a web-site to showcase Father Douglas’ artwork. Doggone-art is a location where you can view and enjoy his paintings and drawings, purchase on-line or even commission new artwork to suit your needs and requests such as portraits. Regardless if your choice of portraits be people or pets Doggone-art is committed to providing you with superb artworks that you will be delighted to own and exhibit to your family and friends. Father Douglas and Doggone-art is equally enthused to accept commissions for landscapes or still life and are obliged to work closely with you until the completion of your chosen artwork.
Father Douglas osf is a member of a Franciscan religious order and has completed his Fine Arts Certificate at the University Of Alberta where he was a recipient of the Harry Wohlfarth Memorial Award in 2006 and 2011. He also holds diplomas in Theatre Craft & Design from the Banff Centre where he was on full scholarship for four years. He has two Public Art works displayed in Edmonton. His works are included in several private and public art collections including The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, AB, Alberta Teacher’s Association, Edmonton, AB and U of A Hospital Collection, Edmonton, AB. Father Douglas currently resides at his orders friary in Edmonton.
I find painting a spiritual experience, very much like prayer or meditation, a time to retreat within oneself and leave behind the peripheral world.
I paint in silence and find that this allows me to fully concentrate on the process of creating my art and not to be distracted by irrelevant diversions. It allows me to work on a painting by knowing intuitively what works or how to make something work by instantly recalling how to solve a problem. Silence helps to leave me free to introduce an idea that may come to me quietly while I am creating and allows me to contemplate on how this idea is relevant to the work in progress. Silence is golden.
I achieve great joy in painting subjects that strongly appeal to me for their beauty since I have been taught that an artist must truly love their subject matter in order to produce a superb painting. This practical advice has become the cornerstone on which I form my vocation as an artist. I also demand a test, one to paint objects that are difficult to achieve a realistic look, such as glass, crystal or silver and am constantly seeking more challenges. Because I have a great fondness for dogs and enjoy painting them I have named this web-site Doggone-art.
Artwork can be purchased by using PayPal and if you have any questions you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org