Working from life is the way I love to paint. Through observing reality, I can explore translucency, reflections and luminosity, all the ways light can transform our perceptions.

After attending Stanford University, I studied at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Post school, I worked as an art director for a number of years in Los Angeles and New York and later began to focus more on painting.

My early works were in a suburban surrealism mode. While painting the American landscape, houses and gardens, mostly from imagination, I also drew and painted extensively from the figure. A bit later, I began painting still lives of food, toys, candy and household objects. It wasn’t long before still life painting became my main interest.

I have been in many group shows across the country as well as four one person shows. My paintings are in many private  collections. I was also chosen to do a residency at Fundación Valpariaso in Andalusia Spain in 2012. I live and work in New York City with my wife, the painter Kathleen Migliore-Newton. We are lucky to share our brownstone in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with our daughter, her husband and our granddaughter.


The March/April, 2018 edition of ArtDiction magazine is titled Culinary Arts and features a nine page article about my paintings of food.

An article in ArtsyShark

I'm featured in an article on ArtsyShark, an online marketing site for artists. A nice writeup on my painting. 


I am featured on Jung Katz artist’s blog in an interview by Casey Webb: Douglas Newton Realistic oil painter with a strong abstract quality.  http://jungkatz.com/2016/02/25/interview-with-painter-douglas-newton/

A short video of my wife Kathleen and myself about our experiences as artists,done by Mathilde Hamel:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8QK8k8rNFc

An interview with me on the Art Book Guy blog http://artbookguy.com/douglas-newton-light-transforming_1092.html


Galleries and sites that my work is connected with:

Denise Bibro Fine Art  http://www.denisebibrofineart.com/

Tabla Rasa Gallery  http://www.tablarasagallery.com

George Billis Gallery  http://www.georgebillis.com/

Artsy  https://www.artsy.net/artist/douglas-newton-1

Saatchi online, http://www.saatchionline.com/Newton

Artfinder  https://www.artfinder.com/douglas-newton

New York Artists Circle  http://nyartistscircle.com/index.php/portfolio-3/

Other artists I know and admire:        

Kathleen Migliore Newton  http://urbanpaintings.com  My wife’s painting web-site. She specializes in paintings of people in the city.

Fran Beallor  http://www.franbeallor.com

Steve Bernstein  http://www.stevebernsteinportraits.com

Kristin Capp  http://www.kristincapp.com

Tony Gonzalez  http://tonygonzalezartist.com

Serena Kojimoto  http://shopworkshop.com

Melanie Kozol  http://www.melaniekozol.com

Judith S. Miller  http://www.judithsmillerom

Ann Page  http://web.me.com/ann.page/ANN/Ann_Page.html

Denise Shaw  http://www.deniseshawpaintings.com

Jim Zver  http://home.earthlink.net/~zverart/index.html