I have always been aware of a “painterly look” over and above a clinical rendition of anything. I don’t mind the odd dribble here or there.
Doug Eaton
I think I’ve always been interested in what paint does. I have always been aware of a “painterly look” over and above a clinical rendition of anything. I don’t mind the odd dribble here or there. 

Logically, I should therefore be entirely abstract, but instead I lean towards landscape type themes to hang paint on. I am currently trying to be more fundamental in my approach to try and produce a strong result from lines, shapes and colours which combined in some way evoke a landscape, usually based in the Forest of Dean. 

I am interested in extremes, soft against hard edge, dark against light, hot against cold etc. and try to marry them together. I use a minimum of information to suggest the subject - hopefully, then the seemingly random paint begins to make sense, or alternatively, but with equal importance, the seemingly “random” paint will remain as paint and be enjoyed for itself.

Biography - Doug’s work is continually on display at GreenStage Gallery - Bishop's Frome, Parkfields Gallery - Ross-on-Wye, The New Leaf Gallery - Monmouth, Applestore Gallery - Hereford, Brownston Gallery - Modbury, Lions Street Gallery - Hay-on -Wye, Bell Fine Art - Winchester. 

More information can be found on my website www.dougeaton.co.uk
http://www.dougeaton.co.ukshapeimage_1_link_0