Doug Clarke, Virginia Beach, Virginia


Doug Clarke is an award winning Plein Air and Studio painter based out of Virginia Beach. He works with both traditional oils and modern digital art as his preferred mediums of choice.
Graduating with Honors, Magna Cum Laude, from Virginia Commonwealth University, Doug's work has evolved from commercial to fine art. As an active member of the Norfolk Drawing Group, the painter strives for excellence in his figure drawings and paintings.  His commitment to life drawing and painting, led him outdoors to paint "en plein air". There he realized his passion for capturing light and nature in his own personal way.
In pursuit of mastering his craft, he has participated in local and national plein air events across the country and has won numerous awards. When painting outdoors, Doug is very passionate about capturing the vanishing landscapes of Southeastern Virginia. As an experienced art teacher, he loves to share his knowledge with students and other fellow artists. Presently, he is a commercial art instructor teaching both day and evening courses.
Best Nocturne, Coastal VA Plein Air 2023.