Doug Eaton

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Joined Artfinder: April 2014

Artworks for sale: 47

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United Kingdom

About Doug Eaton

 
 
  • Biography
    I think I've always been interested in what paint does and hopefully have applied it in as many different ways as my imagination will allow. I have always been aware of a "painterly look" over and above a clinical rendition of anything. I don't mind the odd dribble here or there if only to remind the onlooker that it is paint at the end of the day.

     

    Logically, I should therefore be entirely abstract, but instead I lean towards landscape type themes to hang paint on. Although I've done my fair share of traditional looking paintings I am currently trying to be more fundamental in my approach to try and produce a strong result from lines, shapes and colours which combined in some way evoke a landscape, usually based on the Forest of Dean, which I find to be quite a
    particular landscape.

    I tend to be interested in extremes, soft against hard edge, dark against light, hot against cold etc. and try to marry them together. I try to use a minimum of information for the onlooker to suggest the subject - hopefully, then the seemingly random paint begins to make sense, or alternatively, but with equal importance, the seemingly "random" paint will remain as paint and be enjoyed for itself.
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  • Awards

    2007

    h-Art Rehau Prize

    In 2007 Doug received the Rehau prize in the h-Art Open Exhibition
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Awards

2007

h-Art Rehau Prize

In 2007 Doug received the Rehau prize in the h-Art Open Exhibition

There are no upcoming events

 

Biography

I think I've always been interested in what paint does and hopefully have applied it in as many different ways as my imagination will allow. I have always been aware of a "painterly look" over and above a clinical rendition of anything. I don't mind the odd dribble here or there if only to remind the onlooker that it is paint at the end of the day.

 

Logically, I should therefore be entirely abstract, but instead I lean towards landscape type themes to hang paint on. Although I've done my fair share of traditional looking paintings I am currently trying to be more fundamental in my approach to try and produce a strong result from lines, shapes and colours which combined in some way evoke a landscape, usually based on the Forest of Dean, which I find to be quite a
particular landscape.

I tend to be interested in extremes, soft against hard edge, dark against light, hot against cold etc. and try to marry them together. I try to use a minimum of information for the onlooker to suggest the subject - hopefully, then the seemingly random paint begins to make sense, or alternatively, but with equal importance, the seemingly "random" paint will remain as paint and be enjoyed for itself.
 
 
 
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