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I want to make paintings that capture the fecund play of light and texture across the artifacts and flora of the New England landscape, building my canvases in layers of subtle colors, capturing the mood of the moment combined with the memory of the past, evoking an essential emotion that draws you in, offering a reason to pause. This genre’s iconic and poetic possibilities, allows me to create visual poems about the human experience.
Doug Caves has been a lifelong student of the Arts. He attended the Fine Arts Program at Mt. Wachusett Community College studying art history, painting, drawing and sculpture and received the school’s Annual Purchase Award for his bronze sculpture “Head of Joy” in his last year of attendance. He has studied painting and drawing at the Worcester Art Museum and creative writing at Clark University. Caves moved from an abstract approach to painting in his late twenties to explore the more representational genres that seemed to suit his need to have his feet planted firmly on the ground while his head and heart explored beyond the limits of physical reach. Caves spent many years pondering the meaning of and exploring the value of making art through various venues like house painting, home remodeling, landscape design and installation. He went on to acquire a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and then a Masters degree in Communication through Clark University. Caves says that his approach to discovery has always been characterized by a desire to dive right in contrasted by a cautionary practice to take a perpendicular approach, a desire to discover through experience and a belief that the best is yet to come.
Caves is affiliated with the Masterpiece Gallery in Boston, MA, the Frame Depot in Milford, NH, Portland Art Gallery, Portland, ME, the Gallery at the Grand in Kennebunk, ME, Concord Center for the Visual Arts, Concord, MA, Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA and has been affiliated with Gallery 529, Littleton, MA and has been represented by Canvas Fine Arts, showing at various Boston venues such as Boston City Hall and the Liberty Hotel.