Doug Boomer was born and raised in California. During his youth he grew up on a farm in the San Joaquin Valley, spending summer vacations camping in the Sierra’s. When he was about eight years old he was inspired by an uncle who was painting portraits and various figures. He was also inspired by many artists he saw at art shows during the 1970’s and 80”s, including his two brothers.
He started studying formally with other artists during the 1990’s. He has studied under many professional painters including Donald “Putt” Putman, Carlene Kostiw, Gary Langdon, Jerome Grimmer, and many others.
Painting primarily in watercolors and acrylics, he tries to express the subject he’s painting in such a way that the viewer has the emotional response. Whether the subject is a figure, a flower, an animal, or a landscape, he wants to capture the spirit of the subject with light, mood, or motion. He is trying to express something that is intriguing about the subject and how can he communicate that, a story that tells of something greater than the subject itself.
He has shown his work in various judged shows, winning “Best of Show”, “First Place”, and other awards. Mr. Boomer is a member of “Yosemite Western Artists” and the “Clovis Art Guild” and a participant of Sierra Art Trails.
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