Original art for sale at | Wildfire by Doug Lawler | $3,700 | pastel artwork | 30' h x 30' w | ..\art\pastel-artwork-Wildfire

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Doug Lawler
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Pastel artwork on Wood New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front


30" h x 30" w x 1" d |8 lbs. 0 oz.

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"This piece gave me a lot of trouble," artist Doug Lawler explains of the creation process. "I worked on 'Wildfire' for months trying to get it right. I wanted to do a landscape about consumption. I liked the idea of fire being the grand equalizer in nature. The colors are muted but rich and built in layers. I also wanted a stark contrast from the bottom to the top."

Doug created the work with oil pastel on heavyweight paper mounted on a cradled wood panel.

Doug Lawler

Oakland, California

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.

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J Keating style="color: #000000;"6/27/2018 | 11:52 AM

Hi Doug - we received the 4 prints, thank you so much! we love them

Doug Lawler 7/6/2015 | 8:19 PM

Thank you I really enjoyed the workshop too. its acually fun to teach I learn a lot I have new work all the time on my website hope to see you soon Doug

Doug Lawler 7/6/2015 | 8:16 PM

Mike sorry for the delay in responding I was away I'm honored that you like my work. That particular piece was a fun one for me. it went thru alot of revisions until I got it right thanks again Doug

J Hardie style="color: #000000;"7/5/2015 | 10:34 PM

Thanks for your workshop at Petroglyphe Gallery. Loved working with you and looking forward to next one. Love my print of Dinnertime. Can't wait to see your next pieces.

Mike T. style="color: #000000;"7/1/2015 | 8:32 PM

Just received "Mass Surrender." What a great piece! Your style is unique and distinctive. Thanks for your art. I'll be back.

Doug Lawler 5/6/2015 | 1:53 PM

d Thiel thanks for your kind words. Every artist loves to hear words of encouragement I'll be posting some new things soon thanks again Doug

D Thiel style="color: #000000;"5/1/2015 | 1:08 PM

Hello! I have Dog at Sunset and Big Dog hanging at home but find I am sorry to have missed "Girl with dog"!! Love it!!!

Doug Lawler 6/25/2014 | 10:18 PM

Im glad you like my work! thank you for your kind words Hope to here from you again Doug

D Isaac style="color: #000000;"6/25/2014 | 2:08 PM

I love your work! When I am able, I definitely want to buy one of your pieces.

Doug Lawler 4/30/2014 | 9:27 AM

Come see some of my dry point etchings! Show runs the month of May (Opening reception Friday, May 2). City Art Gallery, 828 Valencia, San Francisco.

P Malina style="color: #000000;"3/20/2014 | 2:38 PM

Hello Doug, I just purchased your fancy lady for my sister in law's 50th birthday, and wanted to have your description with it, when i went back to copy it, it is no longer available, could you possible email me with it at i love your work!

Doug Lawler 12/15/2012 | 3:48 PM

People often ask me about how to display my Oil Pastels on Paper. I like using non-glare glass and a simple spacer to separate the artwork from the glass. Floating the piece in a simple frame allows the art to jump out at you!

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UGallery style="color: #000000;"11/15/2012 | 8:38 PM

What a cool piece! We featured this lovely lady on the blog. Check it out here:

  • Just received "Mass Surrender." What a great piece! Your style is unique and distinctive. Thanks for your art. I'll be back.

    - Mike T.


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