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 Brooklyn, NY 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.


A video interview with me on the LaGuardia Community College radio and tv station: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ_sRKz5KEs [youtube.com]

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


Doug Newton