fbpx

Victor Wang

Doug Swinton Profile

 

   

Oil | Acrylic | Graphite

The human figures in my paintings represent the emotional tension and psychological drama of life’s turning points. The blend of luminous color and buttery texture evoke the enigmatic environment where these moments of meditation originate. I have interwoven the sunflower – a symbol throughout my life embodying both sorrow and joy and collaged images from China’s Tang Dynasty – a signature of my heritage into my paintings.

I am influenced recently by the way Auguste Rodin used clay to model figures, In his Sculpture contains expression and dramatic body language and through his marvelous clay marks making we could sense of inner emotions and feelings. So I have tried to treat my color paints as clay to build up the form on canvas.  The thickness of the paint evokes a sculptural physicality and multi-level quality.

Artwork by Doug Swinton
Artwork by Doug Swinton
Artwork by Doug Swinton
Artwork by Doug Swinton

EXPERTISE

Z

Colour & Composition

Z

Tools & Materials

Z
Studio Time Management
Z

How To Self Critique

Z

Technique Demos

This Mastermind+ is for

Emerging Artists

 

Am I An Emerging Artist?

As an emerging artist, you have been painting regularly and feel fairly confident in your one unique style. 

You've taken workshops/courses and have already been selling your work to friends, family, and in community shows, markets and beyond.

Now you're ready to take it to the next level!

YOU'RE INTERESTED IN:

  • art critiques - getting expert feedback on your artwork
  • selling - learn how to sell your artwork
    • pricing
    • building your brand and marketing, leveraging social media well
    • earning a steady income in an unsteady economy
    • how to approach galleries and/or go solo successfully
  • business skills - learn the mechanics of creating and sustaining a business as an artist
  • production - studio set-up and time management to maximize production
  • art licensing - what products to create, how to find a reputable producer

What to expect... 

2-hr monthly
videoconference session with MASTER ARTIST, NAVIGATOR & small group

Practice-based HOMEWORK
& ACCOUNTABILITY 

INFORMATIVE INTERACTIVE & HONEST conversation 

Navigator permanently assigned to your group, accountable for your growth trajectory

CONFIDENTIAL discussion board & access to session RECORDINGS

CHOOSE a new Master every 6-8 months to bring NEW EXPERTISE & SKILL TRAINING

JOIN YOUR GROUp!

About The Artist

Artwork by Doug Swinton

My path through life has been adventurous, exciting, and dream-like. My experience of settling into America in search of better opportunities has been both challenging and inspiring. I use the human face as a vehicle to paint human experiences - worry and wonder, sadness and pleasure - which reflect the emotional stage directly tied to my immigration experiences.

I grew up amongst the sunflower fields in northern China. In my childhood years, I played under the bright, yellow sunflowers with my brothers every day. China’s Cultural Revolution played an important part in my life. During that time, sunflowers were used as political allegories to depict how citizens of China should follow Mao who represented the sun since sunflowers follow the sun’s movements. People eventually inferred the deception that this symbol masked. After graduating from high school, I was sent to a labor camp in the country for ‘re-education’ during China’s Cultural Revolution. There, I was subject to grueling farm work. Often, I worked in corn and sunflower fields from sunrise to sunset. Thus, for me, sunflowers evoke both personal joy and sadness. Therefore, to deliver my complex feelings, I use sunflowers as a metaphor to connote my background and emotional stage.

My incorporation of collages of figures from China’s Tang Dynasty represents my Chinese heritage and is a constant reminder of where I came from. The texture and earthiness on the canvas’s surface are inspired by the texture of the soil on the farm where I worked in China.

Although I often gain great pleasure from the process of painting, it is most important to unfold expressively those feelings within myself.

Get the newest updates from LU with our Mailing List.

Find out about new Masters and programs being offered and never miss a thing!

LevellingUp

What is LevellingUp?

Many of us feel like we’re “going it alone” in our relationships & careers, and we’re looking for people to join us on our journey, for community and support.

By combining interactive coaching, mentorship and collaborative community, LevellingUp offers a unique, powerful and affordable opportunity for growing professionals like you to secure success and experience joy.

JOIN THE WAITLIST

You've been added to the waitlist! Please add earn.it@levellingup.ca to your contacts so that you don't miss our email.

DOWNLOAD
Grow A Culture of Resiliency

DOWNLOAD

Grow A Culture of Resiliency

You will be redirected to the PDF once you enter your email address. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!

GET THE LU WEEKLY!

Be the first to hear about...

 

  • NEW Master Artists & NEW Mastermind+ Groups launching!

You've been added to the list! Please add earn.it@levellingup.ca to your contacts so that you don't miss our emails.