Adirondack ChurchDoug Cosbie
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
11 " h x 14 " w x .5 " d |0 lbs. 6 oz.
"Along New York State Route 58 near Adirondack State Park, there is an old abandoned church," explains Doug. "Boarded up and in disrepair, its simple gothic style reminded me of the classic American painting Arbor Day by Grant Wood. This painting is not what the church looks like today, but what I sense it may have been." Looking down from a higher vantage point on a clear fall sky. Sun drenched fields, the Adirondacks in the background, the church door open and welcoming.
Artist Doug Cosbie presents the vibrancy found in nature with his impressionist, rural architecture centered artwork. Longing to create something that connects with people, Cosbie spent countless years perfecting how he portrays the world on canvas. Within his journey, he studied as an apprentice in the studios of Sam Black and Jack Shadbolt. As a plein air artist, Doug's studio is a portable pochade box. He begins by finding a location that speaks to him, makes a sketch, and continues to add depth and dimension with oil on canvas. "Creativity when making art is not about interpreting exactly as you see it. New ideas are formed by interesting contrasts, and interesting paintings happen when things are out of place." In the rare cases when he is not painting, you can find him reading, traveling, sailing, and spending quality time with his family. Cosbie's creations have been showcased at galleries in Canada. He is an alumnus of Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia.