Doug Clarke, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Doug Clarke, Plein Air Artist, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Doug Clarke is an award winning plein air and studio painter based out of Virginia Beach.  He works in oils creating plein air and studio paintings.

Graduating with Honors and 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.  Doug commissions include painting both Harborfest and Neptune Festival posters.  Awards include 1st place awards for Plein Air 757, Williamsburg Plein Air, and the Plein Air Mount Lebanon quick draw competitions, as well as a three time winner of the Historic Fort Monroe Plein Air Exhibition.  His paintings are collected far and abroad internationally.  Doug’s work is currently represented by Harbor Gallery, Ellen Moore Gallery, and the Richard Stravitz Gallery.When painting outdoors, Doug is very passionate about capturing the vanishing landscapes of Southeastern Virginia.