Doug LaRue

Doug LaRue at the Blanton Museum in Austin, TexasDoug's introduction to art was his mother's oil paintings, she would explain what she was doing while mixing colors and using different brushes and techniques and most of all her approach to sketching out ideas. His father, a Structural Engineer with a fascination for Photography inspired a love of Design and Technology. Doug's passion for Photography was challenged and refined by Dan Coleman, a family friend and Fine Art Photographer who studied and worked along side Ansel Adams.

Doug graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University College of Architecture while he worked as a NCAA Sports Photojournalist for regional publications, United Press International and Associated Press. LaRue’s art education continued as a Medical Illustrator for the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Advanced Airbrush workshop at the Smithsonian Institute of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

Doug’s work was first showcased in University galleries with his first solo showing 1989 at the Brazos Stock Exchange Gallery in Bryan, Texas and in recent years at the Texas State Capitol, Austin, Texas City Hall, The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University and the Forsyth Gallery Collections at Texas A&M University. Doug has designed commercial architecture, designed and published books and magazines, art directed films and commercials, director of photography, producer and director on movies, music videos and documentary films, appeared in a few studio features and independent films, most notably the Mike Judge movie "Idiocracy". Doug supports water, wildlife and environmental conservation causes.

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