Doug Shoemaker Watercolors

"Through the medium of transparent watercolor, my work explores everyday and mundane objects and places in the built and natural environment, tightly editing the composition to evoke the power and clarity of simplicity. Walls, shadows, edges, buildings, landscape and flat surfaces together with strong sunlight all interest me to create meaningful images where the ordinary becomes complex, poetic and memorable.

Represented by SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA. and Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA.

Doug Shoemaker: Palm Springs, California

Artist-in-Residence, Joshua Tree National Park: Spring 2015

From a field of several hundred artists, I was chosen to be an artist-in-residence for a 3 week stay during the Spring of 2015. During that time, I lived at the national park in a remote cabin where I explored the beauty, the expanse and the unique character of this magnificent park. My proposal was entitled "Rock/Sky Juxtaposition" where, through the medium of watercolor, I expressed the strength and grandeur of the monzogranite formations against the bold desert sky.