"I find myself continually drawn to Surrealism. Salvador Dali was a big influence on me as I was growing up, along with The Great Master's, Rembrandt, M.C. Esher, and countless others. My subject matter is often composed of the age old struggle between "Good & Evil". Sometimes I paint the "Good", sometimes the "Evil", and sometimes a combination of the two."
"I try to incorporate the different influence's of these past artist's in my work, such as the classic figure style of the Great Master's, along with the light and shadow of say, Caravaggio or Rembrandt, with a little twist of Surrealism from the likes of Dali. I have been painting digitally for the past 10 years or so and have gone totally digital for the last 3 years."
"I find it not only extremely enjoyable and challenging, but the boundaries for creating are truly limitless. At this point I feel I have only scratched the surface with what is possible. I now paint with a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet and stylus. When the painting is complete I do limited editions of no more than 25 prints on either Giclee Canvas or Fine Art Papers. Each print is then hand embellished with acrylic paint and glazes, making each a true one of a kind. Recently I have been printing on aluminum with some pretty incredible results"."
Doug Fuchs was born in Jersey City, NJ in 1958. He has been drawing and painting ever since he can remember. After graduating High School he attended The Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art for one year. He then moved to Colorado where he attended The Colorado Institute of Art for two years and earned an associate degree in advertising design.
Doug recently had two paintings published in a book titled "Painter Showcase - beyond the cameras capability" in which only 40 artists from around the country were chosen to display their work.