Doug Dawson's award winning pastel paintings reflect the diverse interests of this articulate, philosophical and caring artist. His work features urban night scenes, cityscapes, portraits and magical landscapes. The luminescent night scenes powerfully evoke the mystique of the dark; his portrait studies are rich with personality. Doug shares his love of the outdoors through emotion-filled landscapes which range in focus from intimate rural scenes to sweeping vistas.
Doug is a celebrated member of the American Watercolor Society, the Pastel Society of the Southwest, The Knickerbocker Artists (New York) and the Pastel Society of America. His work has been included in prestigious exhibitions with The Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA ( a one person show), the Denver Art Museum, the Heritage Museum, Norfolk, Virginia, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN and the Societe Des Pastellistes de France International Exhibition (Palais Rameau - Lille, France)
In October, 1997, Doug was awarded "Best of Show" at the International Association of Pastel Societies juried exhibition in Kansas City, Missouri.