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 also 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.
An article in ArtsyShark
I'm featured in an article on ArtsyShark, an online marketing site for artists. A nice writeup on my painting.
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:
Tabla Rasa Gallery http://www.tablarasagallery.com
Denise Bibro Fine Art http://www.denisebibrofineart.com/
George Billis Gallery http://www.georgebillis.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