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

After graduation Doug worked professionally in several fields: illustration, animation and comic books. He worked as a freelance illustrator painting book covers, magazine illustrations and work for print.  He worked on several animated shows that appeared on Disney Channel and Cartoon Network.  He later worked as an in-house artist for D.C. Comics and got to meet superheroes regularly.  (Jonah Hex was his favorite.)

After a decade of working professionally he left the commercial art field to pursue a greater love, teaching. Today he works as a high school visual arts teacher and an art history college lecturer.

He has shown his drawings and paintings in a variety of shows in the Northeast US and England. His work is rooted in the ideals of classical realism and a deep love of nature.  He works primarily in gouache and water miscible oils; preferring to work directly from life.

He proudly live Queens, New York with his wife and two children.  You can usually see him around sketching, painting en plein air or staring obsessively at works of art at the Met, Frick or the Cloisters.

To inquire about availability and pricing of any of his works or to discuss commissioning a work you can contact him at

You can follow him on Twitter  Instagram or Facebook 

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  1. Dear Doug,

    I’ m a member of the Salmagundi Club, went over to see the Non-Members’ Exhibition, and just bought your “One Koi.” Now I happen to collect small human portraits, but never thought I’d be buying one of a fish! Somehow, though, the colors of the koi, the rocks in the water, and the frame are so perfectly right together that I could not resist. Thus, you are the first artist in the show to sell your painting.

    Should you want to hear these compliments over the phone, my number is xxx-xxx-xxxx.

    Cordially, Laura Smith


    • Hi Laura,
      Thank you so much for both the kind words and for buying the painting! I am really glad that you like it, it was a real joy to paint and I was really pleased with the result.
      I will be at the opening reception tomorrow, if you are there please say hi.
      Thanks again


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