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Meet Doug Webb of Doug Webb Art in Calabasas, LA County

Today we’d like to introduce you to Doug Webb.

Doug, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I dropped out of college and found a job working in a factory doing mass-produced paintings for furniture store showrooms and learned much of what I know today from artists I worked next to. After a couple of years, I was burned out from painting and became a full-time musician. After the birth of my son, I gave up music and began painting again, finding freelance jobs with architects and designers. Eventually, I began doing my own original work and showing in galleries. 2018 marks a 40 year anniversary of being a full time, self-employed artist.

Has it been a smooth road?
It certainly has not been a smooth ride. I’ve been fortunate that health concerns have never been an issue keeping me from painting, but when the economy tanks, the art business is the first to suffer and the last to recover. One thing is for sure, adversity builds character, and with a lot of faith, it’s amazing what we are able to endure.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Doug Webb Art – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I am an artist, specializing in painting, known for creating a hybrid of Surrealism by juxtaposing Magritte like oversized objects within scenes, and shifts of scale to create meaningful metaphors in a hyperrealistic style. I’ve managed, over the years, to keep the integrity of my work intact in the midst of novelty and passing fads, while recording my impressions of society, culture, and environment for the good of humanity.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
My wife and I attended the Women’s March in downtown LA, January 2017. To be in the midst of countless thousands of people, peacefully demonstrating, is what I love about LA! The traffic, on the other hand, is truly a test of my patience.

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.dougwebbart.com
  • Email: doug@dougwebbart.com
  • Instagram: #dougwebbart
  • Facebook: doug.webb.507


Image Credit:

©️DougWebbArt

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1 Comment

  1. Jan Anders Nelson

    November 19, 2018 at 15:56

    Doug’s art is sublime, beautifully painted imagery that tells poinant stories about our social condition.

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