Working from life is the way I love to paint. Through observing reality, I can explore translucency, reflections and luminosity, all the ways light can transform our perceptions.
After attending Stanford University, I studied at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Post school, I worked as an art director for a number of years in Los Angeles and New York and later began to focus more on painting.
My early works were in a suburban surrealism mode. While painting the American landscape, houses and gardens, mostly from imagination, I also drew and painted extensively from the figure. A bit later, I began painting still lives of food, toys, candy and household objects. It wasn’t long before still life painting became my main interest.
I have been in many group shows across the country as well as four one person shows. My paintings are in many private collections. I was chosen to do a residency at Fundación Valpariaso in Andalusia Spain in 2012. I live and work in New York City with my wife, the painter Kathleen Migliore-Newton. We are lucky to share our brownstone in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with our daughter, her husband and our granddaughter.
I am featured on Jung Katz artist’s blog in an interview by Casey Webb: Douglas Newton Realistic oil painter with a strong abstract quality. http://jungkatz.com/2016/02/25/interview-with-painter-douglas-newton/
A short video of my wife Kathleen and myself about our experiences as artists,done by Mathilde Hamel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8QK8k8rNFc
An interview with me on the Art Book Guy blog http://artbookguy.com/douglas-newton-light-transforming_1092.html
Galleries and sites that my work is connected with:
Denise Bibro Fine Art http://www.denisebibrofineart.com/
George Billis Gallery http://www.georgebillis.com/
Cheryl McGinnis Gallery http://www.cherylmcginnisgallery.com
New York Artists Circle http://www.nyartistscircle.org
Saatchi online, http://www.saatchionline.com/Newton
Other artists I know and admire:
Kathleen Migliore Newton http://urbanpaintings.com My wife’s painting web-site. She specializes in paintings of people in the city.
Fran Beallor http://www.franbeallor.com
Steve Bernstein http://www.stevebernsteinportraits.com
Kristin Capp http://www.kristincapp.com
Tony Gonzalez http://tonygonzalezartist.com
Serena Kojimoto http://shopworkshop.com
Melanie Kozol http://www.melaniekozol.com
Judith S. Miller http://www.judithsmillerom
Denise Shaw http://www.deniseshawpaintings.com