Inspired by specific and personally impactful landscapes, Douglas collages multiple images into these ethereal, large-scale works. Each piecemealed impression tells a story, sets a scene, and confounds the conglomerate of experience and truth within the sensual world. Large enough to imaginatively enter, these locations are believable in that Douglas has rooted their visual language within reality; but at the same time, the nature of their fabrication is akin to the characterization of a literary landscape in prose or poem.
David Douglas earned his BA from Virginia Intermont College in 1981 and completed his MFA in Painting at James Madison University in 1984. He has exhibited consistently in both solo and group capacities since 1990, including exhibits with Chuck Close, Robert Mapplethorpe, Diane Arbus, Sally Mann, Lee Friedlander, Richard Diebenkorn, Alexander Calder, Robert Rauschenberg, Bernice Abbott, Ansel Adams, and Hiroshi Sugimoto, among others. Douglas has work in numerous public and private collections, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Chrysler Museum, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the Academy Art Museum, and the Georgetown University Collection of Art.