Rolling Fields, Berks County, PADoug Cosbie
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
8 " h x 10 " w x .5 " d |0 lbs. 6 oz.
"In parts of Pennsylvania there are pockets of old family farms," explains Doug. "Farming like art is more of a humane way of living than of making a living. When the fields are plowed and lie like a great furrowed fan reaching toward the sky, that's the cultivation and perfection of an art form."
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.