After receiving his BFA from The University of Calgary, Douglas Williamson has devoted himself to painting. Utilizing various approaches of both old and new masters to formulate his mark, there is hardly a day that goes by where he can’t be found in his studio. His subjects range from still life to figurative – each painting a dimensional story told through the facet of an object, the face of a character.
Douglas has participated in residencies at The Banff Centre, exhibiting these works at White Gallery in Red Deer, AB. He recently received a grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts to attend The Nerdrum School in Norway, where he studied with the world-renowned figurative painter Odd Nerdrum. Selections of his most recent paintings are exhibiting at Trounce Alley Gallery, in Victoria, BC.
Born: 1974, Calgary, AB
1999 - 2001: Bachelor of Fine Art, (with Distinction), University of Calgary, Sculpture Major
1997 - 1999: Red Deer College, Art and Design
2016 Nerdrum School with Odd Nerdrum, Stavern, Norway
2014 Banff Artist In Residence, Spring Session, Banff, Alberta, Canada
2013 Banff Artist In Residence, Spring Session, Banff, Alberta, Canada
2008 Classical Figurative Painting: with Martinho Correia of Florence, Italy
2003 Still Life Workshop with David A. Leffel, Loveland, Colorado, USA
2017 Filthy Rags, Trounce Alley Gallery, Victoria, BC
2015 Roots, White Gallery, Red Deer, AB
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2016 I Love Inglewood, The Edge Gallery, Calgary, AB
2016 Stills, Scapes, and Martha, White Gallery, Red Deer, AB
2014 % Four%, Collectors Gallery, Calgary, AB
2012 Urban Theology, Wallace Galleries Ltd. Calgary, AB
2011 Spring Forward, Wallace Galleries Ltd. Calgary, AB
2008 Hot Hot Hot, Wallace Galleries Ltd. Calgary, AB
2001 Underexposed, The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Numerous private & public collections across Canada, US & Europe
Red Deer Advocate - Nov.23, 2015 issuu.com/blackpress/docs/i201511202301?
Metro News, "Art brightens city underpass" - Nov.02, 2015
Red Deer Advocate - Mar.14, 2015 issuu.com/blackpress/docs/i201503132315?
Galleries West Magazine – Summer 2012 Issue, Reviews, pg 62, Margaret Bessai.
Calgary Herald, Entertainment, “Calgary Artist’s Faith Central to his Work”, May 7, 2012.