I wanted this piece to be a whimsical show of light and color. The work is made using oil pastels on paper. The paper is mounted on a cradled wood panel making it ready to hang.

- Doug Lawler

Bowl of Candy

Pastel artwork on wood
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

30" h x 24" w x 2" d
6 lbs. 2 oz.



Doug Lawler
Oakland, California

Getting to Know Doug

Self-taught artist Doug Lawler has been creating since he was a child in Detroit, Michigan. His career as an artist has led him to some interesting places including Hawaii and eventually the Bay Area. “The allure of the 60s brought me to the San Francisco Bay Area,” says Doug. It was at this time he founded a printmaking collective in Berkeley where he designed and printed social justice leaflets and posters. Doug’s current body of work utilizes his printmaking background to present a whimsical and mysterious narrative. Ttitled “The Island of ZA: A Fable Without Words,” the series tells the story of a mythical island in roughly 100 dry-point etchings. Doug’s protagonists are a young girl and a dog who are on a journey steeped in magical encounters. Brimming with fantasy and delightful naivety, the artworks evoke childlike curiosity in viewers of all ages.