Full Artist Bio

Born and raised in San Francisco, Doug Smith was fortunate to have talented, creative parents who recognized his own talent from an early age and encouraged him to pursue his art. His mother, herself an accomplished impressionist painter, exposed him to the wealth of San Francisco’s art exhibitions as a youngster, introducing him to the masters in their regular visits to the city’s outstanding museums. By age nine he had sold his first oil painting.

Smith received his first formal artistic instruction at San Francisco City College as a fine art major. He then furthered his education at San Francisco Academy of Art University. At 19 he participated in his first group exhibition in the city’s Artist Cooperative Gallery.

After service in the U.S. Army, Smith returned to San Francisco and joined a firm as a graphic designer. The company relocated to Southern California and he continued his training at the Art Center College of Design and the California Art Institute.

Throughout his long and successful career in graphic design and art direction, Smith continued to paint and allowed his artistic “voice” to evolve. In 2000, he made the transition to focusing full-time on his passion for painting.

His signature body of work has garnered enthusiasm and interest from private collectors worldwide as well as museums including the Rockwell Museum in New York and the Booth Western Art Museum in Atlanta for their permanent collections.

Doug’s strong composition, bold technique, textures and vibrant colors evoke the traditions of Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud of the early Bay Area
Figurative School.

Exhibitions:

2015 Showcase Exhibitions, Ærena Galleries, Yountville, St Helena
& Healdsburg, California
2014 Solo Exhibition, Desert Caballeros Western Museum,
Wickenburg, AZ
2014 Group Exhibition, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Solo Exhibition, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2012 Group Exhibition, United States Embassy, Spaso House,
Moscow, Russia
2012 Two Person Exhibition, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St Helena, CA
2012 Invitational Exhibition, “Artists for a New Century” Bennington Center,
Bennington, VT
2012 Solo Exhibition, Watts Fine Art, Zionsville, IN
2012 Winter Group Show, Visions West Galleries, Denver, CO
2011 Collectors Legacy Exhibition, Rockwell Museum of Western Art
2011 Art of the New West Exhibition, Watts Fine Art, Zionsville, IN
2011 Group Landscape Show, Watts Fine Art, Zionsville, IN
2011 Solo Exhibition, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St Helena, CA
2011 Solo Exhibition, Alpha Omega Winery, Rutherford, CA
2010 Two person Exhibition, Left Coast Galleries, Studio City, CA
2010 Art of the New West Exhibition, Watts Fine Art, Zionsville, IN
2010 Two Person Exhibition, Campton Gallery, New York
2010 21st Century Regionalist: Invitational Art of the Next West,
Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, NY
2009 Solo Exhibition, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco
2009 Two Person Exhibition, Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2008 LACMA Wet Paint Exhibition, Beverly Hills, CA
2008 Group Exhibition, Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2008 Group Exhibition, Left Coast Galleries, Studio City, CA
2007 21st Century Regionalists, Invitational Art of the New West,
Booth Western Art Museum, Atlanta
2007 Group Exhibition, Modern Masters Fine Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2006 LACMA Wet Paint Exhibition, Beverly Hills, CA
2006 Boston International Fine Art Show, Wynne Falconer Gallery, Boston
2006 LACMA Four Person Exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
2005 Group Exhibition, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland, WA
2005 Solo Exhibition, McLean Gallery, Malibu, CA

Museum Collections:

Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA
Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY

Publications:

2014 Western Art Collector, November, Solo Exhibition,
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
2014 Western Art & Architecture Magazine, October Issue
2012 American Art Collector, March, Watts Fine Art Solo Exhibition
2012 Western Art and Architecture Magazine, August Issue
2012 American Art Collector, March Issue, Watts Fine Art Exhibition
2011 Western Art Collector, October, Collectors Legacy Exhibition,
Rockwell Museum of Western Art
2011 Western Art Collector, September, Art of the New West, Watts Fine Art
2011 Marin Magazine Cover, February Issue
2010 Western Art Collector, September, Art of the New West, Watts Fine Art
2010 American Art Collector, July, Rockwell Museum of Western Art Exhibition
2010 American Art Collector, June, Rockwell Museum of Western Art Exhibition
2009 American Art Collector, July, Artist Focus
2008 Southwest Art, January, Best of the West – Art of the New West
Booth Western Art Museum
2008 Western Art Collector, January – Booth Western Art Museum Exhibition
2005 Southwest Art, February, Best of the West

SHORT DAYS AHEAD

SHORT DAYS AHEAD

Doug Smith
Price: $6,100
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size:  40 in. x 30 in.

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COASTAL CHILL

COASTAL CHILL

Doug Smith
Price: $6,100
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size:  40 in. x 30 in.

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LEONE’S  ADOBE II

LEONE’S ADOBE II

Doug Smith
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Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 40 in. x 30 in.

Once again Doug Smith provides a stunning and vibrant piece showing a moon and dwelling. His pieces amaze all who view.

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NO TAKE OUT TONIGHT

NO TAKE OUT TONIGHT

Doug Smith
Price: $1,600
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 16 in. x 12 in.

With a wintry surround Doug shows a cozy little farm with a homemade meal in the plans.

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MADE IN THE USA

MADE IN THE USA

Doug Smith
Price: $1,600
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 16 in. x 12 in.

The lovely teals and slate hues create a colder abstraction lying beneath a quaint structure.

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OLD MAC DONALD’S PLACE

OLD MAC DONALD’S PLACE

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Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 36 in. x 72 in. DIPTYCH

JUST ARRIVED and a perfect fit over any couch or bed with the popular "Doug Smith" red! This diptych is the only one that I presently have available. It is a lovey example of Abstract and traditional realism.

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SIMPLY AT HOME

SIMPLY AT HOME

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Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 36 in. x 36 in.

As requested by many some more paintings with RED in them to lift your spirits daily! Doug Smith is UNIQUE!!!

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A DEERE IN THE MEADOW

A DEERE IN THE MEADOW

Price: SOLD
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 36" in. x 72 in.

A spectacular diptych that sold almost immediately. What a wonderful addition to any private collector's walls!

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JUST ADD WATER

JUST ADD WATER

Price: $9500
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 60 in. x 48 in.

A stunning rendition of clouds plus a display of Doug's delightful elements of style and color.

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SWEATER WEATHER

SWEATER WEATHER

Price: $6600
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 36 in. x 36 in.

Doug's first hills in honor of his show October 6th in Vermont. And of course he has added the glory of the Vermont colors!

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HELLO OCTOBER

HELLO OCTOBER

Price: $6600
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 36 in. x 36 in.

Realism and abstract demonstrate the use of imagination and creativity!

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ROOTED IN TIME

ROOTED IN TIME

Price: SOLD
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 36 in. x 36 in.

The feeling of nostalgia and calm comes to mind even with the energy produced by the colorful abstract parts.

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BUNDLE UP

BUNDLE UP

Price: $6600
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 36 in. x 36 in.

Doug's abstract shapes and colors with the traditional farm in the winter, imparts a quiet that one can only experience in this snow hushed environment.

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FROM THE GROUND UP

FROM THE GROUND UP

Price: $6,600
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 40 in. x 30 in.

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THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS

THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS

Price: $6,600
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 36 in. x 36 in.

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CHALLENGING EVERY DAY

CHALLENGING EVERY DAY

Price: SOLD
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 48 in. x 24 in.

Doug always provides a fascinating composition, color and sizes!

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OLD SCHOOL

OLD SCHOOL

Price: $6600
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 36 in. x 36 in.
Simple and classic!

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GET’N ON HOME

GET’N ON HOME

Price: SOLD
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 33 in. x 45 in.

Here is one for all you 'tractor' lovers!!

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SNOW-CLAD MOMENT

SNOW-CLAD MOMENT

Price: $Sold
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 48 in. x 36 in.

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AGRI CULTURE

AGRI CULTURE

Price: Sold
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 40 in. x 30 in.

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Feeling At Home

Feeling at Home

Price: SOLD
Medium: Acrylic on panel
Size: 9 in. x 9 in.

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First Snow

First Snow

Price: SOLD
Medium: Acrylic on panel
Size: 9 in. x 9 in.

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Ever Changing

Ever Changing

Price: $999
Medium: Acrylic on panel
Size: 9 in. x 9 in.

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5AM, START FARMING

5AM, START FARMING

Price: $7,300
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 48 in. x 36 in.

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