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Douglas Howe - Swift River, Coos Canyon

Douglas Howe - Swift River, Coos Canyon

Douglas Howe - Sebois River

Douglas Howe - Sebois River

Douglas Howe - Rivers' Bend

Douglas Howe - Rivers' Bend

Douglas Howe - Harpswell Sound

Douglas Howe - Harpswell Sound

Douglas Howe - High and Dry

Douglas Howe - High and Dry

Douglas Howe - Rock Bound Coast

Douglas Howe - Rock Bound Coast

Douglas Howe - Field of Goldenrod

Douglas Howe - Field of Goldenrod

Douglas Howe - Abbott Brook

Douglas Howe - Abbott Brook

Douglas Howe - The Grove

Douglas Howe - The Grove

Douglas Howe - Chebeague Landing

Douglas Howe - Chebeague Landing

Douglas Howe - Nesowadnehunk Falls

Douglas Howe - Nesowadnehunk Falls

Douglas Howe - Prouts Neck

Douglas Howe - Prouts Neck

                                                     

                                                                ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO                                                                                               http://doughoweart.com/The_Paintings_of_Doug_Howe/About_Doug_Howe.html                                              

 

 

 

Douglas Howe's

OFFICIAL WEBSITE  

                                                       http://doughoweart.com/                                                

 

By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary American landscape painter Douglas Howe (born 1935 in Portland, Maine). 

Douglas Howe first discovered the great advantage of painting directly from nature as a plein air artist in 1960, while home from art school. The artist studied at the American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL, where he focused on life drawing and painting. It was after painting Stony Brook without the use of blue that he realized the charm of the Impressionistsstyle.

 

When he began to seriously paint landscapes in 1977, Douglas found challenges in painting scenes from the Maine coast, inland to the mountains and through Maine’s countryside. Creating his work in all four seasons, in both pleasant and stormy conditions, he has found additional challenges. His painting is truly finished when he has captured the moment on his canvas for all to enjoy.

Douglas was influenced by such artists as John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, Aldro T. Hibbard and hundreds of others. After studying the technique used by Emile A. Gruppe, he learned to paint using primary colors only. This remains his palette today.
 

Selected Exhibitions 

 

                                      Solo Exhibitions

  • 2009 Frost Farm Gallery, Norway, Maine

  • 1995  Unitarian-Universalist Church, Portland Maine

  • 1993 Bayview Gallery, Portland, Maine

  • 1991 Maine National Bank, Portland, Maine

  • 1990 Bayview Gallery, Portland, Maine

                                      Group Exhibitions

  • 2015 Boston Guild of Artists, Regional Juried Exhibition 2015

  • 2015 Maine Medical Dana Center Art Show 2015

  • 2012 Whistler House Museum of Art, Annual Juried Membership Exhibit 2012

  • 2006 Door 463, Portland, Maine

  • 1997 L. C. Bates Museum, Hinckley, Maine

  • 1995 Bayview Gallery, Portland, Maine

  • 1990 Elwyn Dearborn Gallery, Portland, Maine

  • 1977 Bridgton Juried Art Show, Bridgton, Maine

 

Affiliations

 

  •  The Guild of Boston Artists

  •  Whistler House Museum   

  •  Plein Air Painters of Maine (PAPME)

 

Gallery #434

    November 18, 2016

Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist

                   Douglas Howe (Born 1935)

               ARTIST'S STATEMENT
 

"Plein air has been my choice for over fifty years. I have learned that painting directly from nature is the best way to achieve realism, that there is no way to bring nature, with its nuances, into the studio via photos.