Doug Hunt - USA
oil stick paintings

DOUG HUNT

Doug Hunt was born in Sacramento, California, 1949 . During four years in the Coast Guard he applied for and was assigned to Honolulu's 14th Coast Guard district headquarters as artist and photographers mate. There he created cartoons, article illustrations and photographs for the Coast Guard publication, Pacific Shield.

Upon leaving the military, Doug settled in Gresham, Oregon and continued his education at Mt. Hood Community College.  He began working as a commercial freelance illustrator.  With a solid understanding of perspective drawing, he became involved in architectural rendering and before long was working for several of the house planners and designers in the Portland area.

Eventually, he was offered a part time job teaching architectural drawing at Mt. Hood.  In 1981, he left the freelance business for a job offer in Wiesbaden, Germany as the illustrator for the American Military Club System. Doug found working for the military a bit taxing so by 1983 he was back home with an armload of castle drawings and 3,000 photographs. He resumed his business, expanding it to include photography.

Much of the fine art Doug creates today is accomplished in oil stick. It's a medium he has been exploring since the mid 80's, searching out its potential. Since 1998, he has concentrated on landscapes and has created many series of similar works including “Path to the Villa” and “From the Fields”.