Jacksonville, FL Artairman@gmail.com dwjohnsonfineart.com
Doug grew up moving around the world as an Air Force dependent, and later as a career USAF cancer physician, researcher, nuclear consultant, and flight surgeon.
Doug has had two passions in life beyond medicine: aviation and art. Odds are you will find him either in the cockpit of the award-winning aircraft he built decades ago, or at his easel. Drawing and sketching since childhood, he plunged into acrylics and oils during his college years, both in the studio and outdoors. Over 50 years later, he continues to love documenting memorable scenes, travels, and moments in history on canvas. Although largely self-taught, he has also studied under Paul Ladnier, George Van Hook, Ken DeWaard, and Bill Farnsworth. He has been honored to receive numerous awards in regional and international shows, and has had his work published in several national magazines. His artwork is represented in private collections throughout the United States.
Like most Plein Air painters, Doug attempts to capture the mood, action, or history of a subject. He loves juxtaposing the beauty of nature with manmade creations, be they architectural or mechanical.
Doug is currently a member of numerous art societies, including the Jacksonville Artist Guild, First Coast Plein Air Painters, Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville Coalition for Visual Arts, St. Augustine Art Association, North Georgia Arts Association, Pines & Palms Art Association, Jacksonville Artists and Writers Guild, Oil Painters of America, American Society of Aviation Artists, Florida Artist Group, and American Impressionist Society.