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:

Artsy  https://www.artsy.net/artist/douglas-newton-1

Tabla Rasa Gallery  http://www.tablarasagallery.com

Denise Bibro Fine Art  http://www.denisebibrofineart.com/

George Billis Gallery  http://www.georgebillis.com/

ArtsyHome  https://www.artsyhome.com/search?keyword=douglas%20newton&category=

Artfinder  https://www.artfinder.com/douglas-newton

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

Ann Page  http://web.me.com/ann.page/ANN/Ann_Page.html

Denise Shaw  http://www.deniseshawpaintings.com

Jim Zver  http://home.earthlink.net/~zverart/index.html