Bio/Contact

Doug Condon received his training at the School of Visual Arts, NYC where he earned both a Bachelor’s Degree in Illustration and later a Master’s Degree in Applied Teaching.

After graduation, Doug worked professionally in several fields: illustration, animation and comic books.  He worked as a freelance illustrator creating original works for print.  He worked on several animated shows that appeared on the Disney Channel and Cartoon Network.  He later worked as an in-house artist for D.C. Comics and got to meet superheroes regularly.  (He claims Superman has a very firm handshake.)

After a decade of working professionally Doug left the commercial art field to pursue a greater love, teaching.  Today he works as a High School Visual Arts Teacher, an Art History College Lecturer, a Girls Varsity Basketball Coach and as a Chess Coach.

He has shown his drawings and paintings across the Northeast US and the UK.  He works primarily in gouache but enjoys water miscible oils, ink and graphite as well.  His work is rooted in the ideals of classical realism and a deep love of nature.  He prefers to work from directly from life as much as possible.

Doug lives proudly in Queens, New York with his wife and two children.  You can usually find him staring closely at works of art at the Met, painting nature en plein air or out and about fishing.

To inquire about availability and pricing of any of his works or to discuss commissioning a new work you can contact him at emptypalettepainting@gmail.com

You can follow him on Twitter  Instagram or Facebook 

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