Douglas AagardKen Ratner
A few weeks ago, I studied numerous artists' work on the internet, hoping to find one special artist whose pictures really captivated me. After much perusing, I found that artist. His name is Douglas Aagard.
I was taken with his beautiful and interesting compositions, his ability to infuse light into his landscapes, his splendid use of color, his ability to create texture magnificently built up by skillfull use of the palette knife, and the artist's deep respect for people and place.
It clearly shows in his work.
While waiting for the painting I selected to arrive, I had the pleasure of reading a magazine article about Douglas Aagard. I was pleased to learn of his striving to become the best artist he could be, and how he learned from picture to picture. Complacency is clearly not a word in his vocabulary.
Finally, the picture arrived, and it was everything I had hoped for and more. What great use of color and light! The painting is so compelling that you can't take your eyes off of it. He is an incredibly gifted artist, and I am honored to own one of his pictures.