Doug finished a new body of portraiture work. He is a humble guy with a great passion and talent for painting. I caught him at his opening and had a conversation with him in front of his work. He provides us with lots of details on his techniques, philosophy and his approach at SLAYING the dragon of RESISTANCE.
Doug's artist statement: With each passing year, I find myself traveling further into the past; giving myself over to the classical traditions and pathos of bygone eras. Seeming to always be struck in a different century, I have found wonderful refuge in kitsch - the enlightenment to see and be seen. Devoted to painting, I have taught myself various approaches of old and new masters to formulate my mark. I mostly work with still life compositions, but recently I'm being drawn towards the figurative.
Here are a few very amateur shots of the show. The first pic has DOUG himself with two of his paintings hanging in the wall behind him.
The second shot is with the boss himself Eddie Nyikes - the owner of the New Edward Gallery. He is standing next to the his portrait!
The last one is one of Doug's landscapes.
Find his work at: https://douglaswilliamson.com/home.html
I sat down with Mandy Patchin from Glass House Xperience to talk about her portable glassblowing studio.
Mandy Patchin runs the only Canadian Mobile Glassblowing studio. GLASS HOUSE Xperience. You can find her and her crew at all kinds of events and many schools, sharing the art of glassblowing. It is a technical practice that requires not only patience, but a lot of materials and specialized equipment. Mandy tells about her start up business and how she keeps it going - 4 years strong so far! Plus I discuss a little bit about my own dragons and how they have kept me from my studio. I think this will require a full on discussion about Slaying the Dragon. Tune in, subscribe and review please! Thank you!