Doug Lawler
oakland, California

Doug Lawler’s paintings are described as “full of pathos, without becoming caricatures.” His skill with portraiture is a testament to his worldly travels. His style, while intricate, hinges on the primitive nature of native art. He highlights the complexities of individuality with haunting takes on culture.

Artist and Customer Comments

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 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. 7/1/2015 | 8:32 PM

Dear Mr. Lawler: 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 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 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 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!

commentsVeiled Woman
UGallery 11/15/2012 | 8:38 PM

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

The Cathedral

Printmaking on paper
Limited edition of 75
Signed on front

10" h x 8" w 
0 lbs. 4 oz.


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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.


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