Douglas Hoover creates representational paintings with a slight impressionistic quality. Using oils, he paints images of urban cityscapes and coastal lifestyles along with portraiture from his home state of North Carolina. Douglas’ interest in creating art began at an early age with the encouragement of family and teachers. While in junior high school, he exhibited his artworks in several juried shows garnering many awards. This allowed him the experience of showing his work and the opportunity to gain exposure to a wider audience.
Having studied creative design and graphic arts in college, Douglas pursued a successful career as a graphic designer and art director for the advertising industry. Never losing sight of his artistic passion, he worked on creating his art at night and on weekends, building a coherent body of work over time. Now working as a full time artist, he not only creates his own work for exhibits and shows, but also accepts commissions from private collectors. Abiding by the motto “Never stop learning”, he continues to study painting and sketching and embraces new techniques that he believes will challenge and help further his artistic skills.
Douglas’ original oil paintings and reproductions are currently shown in several galleries along the Carolina coast.
"Expose Yourself to Art" series - Down Creek Gallery Solo Exhibit, Ocracoke NC 2015-2017
UnderCurrent - Down Creek Gallery Solo Exhibit, Ocracoke NC 2015
Coastal Impressions - DCAC Art Gallery Solo Exhibit, Manteo NC 2013
Urban Impressions - Hutch & Harris Solo Exhibit, Winston-Salem NC 2012
Twin Cities Stage Group Exhibit, Winston-Salem NC 2012