Clermont, Art in Progress Part 2: Doug Pifer


    Thanks to Doug Pifer for sending us these great studio shots in which his studio pals Mungo and Max examine some of Doug’s in-progress paintings for the upcoming exhibit Clermont Forum II, opening to the public April 12th and running until May 31. Doug will exhibit a series of life size paintings at Clermont including multiple pieces in the Bank Barn. This exhibit is curated by the Rotating History Project in partnership with the Clermont Foundation and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

    Doug Pifer is dedicated to creating fine art depicting natural history, sporting art, pet and livestock portraits, and botanical subjects in various ways, including: framed-art for homes and museums, cover and inside illustrations for books and periodicals, limited edition art prints, greeting cards, hand drawn business cards, hand painted signs, painting fine wearable art on silk, murals depicting nature, historic, scenic and architectural motifs.

    In his spare time, Doug enjoys creating educational and political cartoons and drawings for local groups interested in protecting the rural landscape from industrial and residential development. He also gives illustrated talks, workshops and seminars on nature and art subjects.

    He writes and illustrates a nature column, As the Crow Flies, for several Virginia newspapers. It has won two awards from the Virginia Press Association in General Column category. Doug lives in White Post, Virginia with his wife and a selection of animals, including 2 dogs, a cat, a mule, a donkey and assorted poultry.


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