My passion for art was once afforded only the time of a treasured hobby. In 1988, I took a one-year sabbatical to travel the world. I returned realizing that I live in one of the greatest countries on earth with almost unlimited opportunity and I determined to live my life more fully by doing what I really loved-creating art!
Now, nearly 20 years later, my work centers on an update of the iconic image of cowboys and native americans as well as animals in a more contemporary light. A simple, atmospheric background, layered with ghost images and a solvent-based patina mottling is overlaid by a single, closely cropped silhouette.
Cowboys and Indians fascinated me as a little boy, and I guess I haven’t grown up that much as they still do.
I live in Castle Rock, Colorado with my wife, Heidi, and two children. My work can be found at various galleries throughout the West. www.douglaswodark.com