Art Brokerage: John Douglas American Artist: John Douglas is a man of strong personal vision and commitment which manifests itself in powerful paintings that explode with drama and excitement. A master of design and a true Renaissance academically trained artist, Douglas excels whether he is painting the human form masterfully done, creating a landscape or a high-tech assemblage on canvas, or even a steel sculpture. Bold strokes and colors with the use of a variety of media, textures and techniques illustrate the vigor and confidence which he approaches his art, whether in the studio or as a mentor, teaching art successfully to hundreds of inspiring and talented artists around the world. In his sweeping strokes, one detects the exuberant movements of the artist himself, thus each line or figure becomes an extension of his arm and body, as well as his personality. Fascinated with surfaces, textures and shapes, Douglas says; "the first brush strokes of my artwork are generally the most important. For it is that moment, the source and inspiration for my work comes. Everything else flows." Originally from Arizona, Douglas is inspired either by traveling in the open country or in the big city, where he sketches for hours. His most recent work displays the success at working in three dimensional in wood or hand painted sculpture, as well as the wall relief inspired by the geometries of mosaic and tile work. John Douglas' works hang in corporate buildings, private homes and galleries all over the world. I like the balance in the classical, explains Douglas, it's all around us the world has a penchant for basing everything on classical proportions. Go for it is a personal motto for Douglas and he is more than willing to go, literally, to the ends of the earth to find inspiration for his work in the objects and art of exotic places. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.