A Look InsideDoug Lawler
Printmaking on Paper New
Ready to frame
Signed on front
10" h x 8" w |0 lbs. 2 oz.
The Island of ZA: A Fable Without Words
Told in 100 dry point etchings.
It's difficult to describe in words a story without words, but I’ll try. This is a fable I wrote (drew) about a mythical island, a girl with magical powers, a dog who loses friends and a place with magic in the air. The story will be told mostly in soft sepia images. The etchings are in a limited edition of 75 numbered prints. This piece is on paper and will require a frame for display.
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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Just received "Mass Surrender." What a great piece! Your style is unique and distinctive. Thanks for your art. I'll be back.- Mike T.
Hi Doug - we received the 4 prints, thank you so much! we love them
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
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
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.
Just received "Mass Surrender." What a great piece! Your style is unique and distinctive. Thanks for your art. I'll be back.
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
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!!!
Im glad you like my work! thank you for your kind words Hope to here from you again Doug
I love your work! When I am able, I definitely want to buy one of your pieces.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org i love your work!
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!
What a cool piece! We featured this lovely lady on the blog. Check it out here: http://blog.ugallery.com/post/35810871276/new-artist-spotlight-robert-hofherr-doug-lawler