Douglas Newton

BROOKLYN, NY

Douglas Newton
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Douglas Newton has been painting seriously for about thirty years and full time for almost ten. Before that, he had a career as an advertising art director. At first, he worked in a "suburban surrealism" mode, painting the American landscape, houses and gardens, mostly from his imagination. He has also drawn and painted extensively from the figure. At the same time, he began painting still lives, mostly food, toys and household objects. Gradually, the still life painting became his main interest. The series of candy paintings evolved out of his food still lives.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I paint subjects that have unexpected beauty that I am compelled to translate into oil paint. I also have a series on candies and their wrappers, focusing on their translucency and reflections. In all these paintings, my emphasis is on light, color, texture and atmosphere.

DOUGLAS NEWTON

b. 1938, Washington, D.C., DC
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
  • 1964Art Center College of Design, Certificate
  • 1960Stanford University, BA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2011Unwrapped, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2011Eye Candy, Lotus Fine Art, Woodstock, NY
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2013Sister, Brother, Father, Daughter, Wife, Husband, Hudson Guild Gallery, New York, NY
  • 201356th Annual Show, Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY
  • 2012Dangerous Toys, Curious Matter Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
RESIDENCIES
  • 2012Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain
362 Adelphi Street
Apt.1
Brooklyn, NY 11238
For studio visits, please contact me by email or phone. My studio is in Fort Greene, Brooklyn near Pratt.