Doug Boomer was born and raised in Madera County, California. During his youth he grew up on a farm in the San Joaquin Valley, spending summer vacations camping in the Sierras. When he was about twelve-years-old he was inspired by an uncle who was painting portraits and various figures. He was also inspired by many artists he saw at art shows during the 1970’s and 80”s, including his two brothers. He and his wife Barbara have lived in Eastern Madera County since 1964.
Doug’s art represents an artistic journey that has been ongoing for more than 25 years with help and guidance from many wonderful artists. He started studying formally with other artists during the 1990s. He has studied under many professional painters including Donald “Putt” Putman, Carlene Kostiw, Gary Langdon, Jerome Grimmer, and many others.
In his representational paintings, primarily in watercolors and acrylics, he tries to express the subject he’s painting in such a way that the viewer has an emotional response. Whether the subject is a figure, a flower, an animal, or a landscape, he wants to capture the spirit of the subject with light, color, mood, or motion. He is trying to express something that is intriguing about the subject and how can he communicate that,,,,, a story that tells of something greater than the subject itself.
Clovis Art Guild, 2015 “Old West and Rodeo Show”, “Gourds” “Best of Show” W/C
Clovis Art Guild, 2015 “Old West and Rodeo Show”, “Granary” 1st place acrylic
Yosemite Western Artists, Tri Co. 2016 Show, “The Monarch” 2nd place acrylic
Yosemite Western Artists, Tri Co. 2017 Show, “Tank House and Windmill” 2nd place acrylic
Madera Arts Council, 2018 “Celebrate Ag Show”, “Gourds” 1st place
Mr. Boomer is a member of Yosemite Western Artists, Madera County Arts Council, and the Clovis Art Guild. He has also been selected to participant in the annual Sierra Art Trails for several years.
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