I create small, intimate, abstract paintings on artisan wood, using house paint, acrylic, charcoal and other materials. I use an electric sander to erode through layers of paint and wood to create texture. This process of doing and undoing is how I control my compositions.
I am currently working on a series of abstract portraits and self portraits. I invite a guest into my studio, physically or virtually (over the phone or FaceTime). Anything can happen - we talk or remain silent, we eat or drink, listen to music - all as I paint. I am not painting the person, I am painting my relationship to them, our conversation, and our shared moment together. The small works vary in color, composition, shape and texture to describe specific moments with specific people.
Douglas Welsh / firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Website: douglaswelsh.com
2016 Scholarship, MFAH Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 BLOCK XVII, MFAH Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX
2018 Student Art Show, MFAH Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX
2017 The BLOCK, Williams Tower Gallery (curator – Sally Sprout), Houston, TX
2017 Student Art Show, MFAH Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX
2017 Texture, Kinder Morgan, Houston, TX
2017 BLOCK XVI, Interspace Gallery, MFAH Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX
2014 Senior Thesis Exhibition, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME
2022 MFA in Painting, University of Houston, Houston, TX
2014 BA in Visual Arts, Bates College, Lewiston, ME