revitalizing the historic techniques of egg tempera

Featured Artist Patrick Doughman

Trifocals - Portrait of the Artist, 24”x 18”, 4-color linocut print, by Patrick Doughman
Being born in Oshkosh and moving to Cedarburg in the early 60’s gave Patrick Doughman’s Art strong Midwest roots. Being the son of an artist and educator instilled a passion for the arts at an early age. Patrick received a BA in Art Education from UW- Platteville. He went on to proudly teach high school art for 35 years. While at Platteville in the 70’s and he studied the work and lives of Regionalist Artists Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton. Their dedication to technique and capturing the passion of Midwest life strongly influenced Doughman’s art.
Finding and exploring new and unique ways to express his ideas have always been important to him. His work is constantly evolving. His Art emphasizes, not only the relationship of figures in the composition, but also painting technique and application of color. His interest in revitalizing the historic techniques of egg tempera have made up the bulk of his work in recent years. Doughman is a skilled printmaker, focusing on relief cuts. He was privileged to earn his MFA at UW- Madison in the 80’s and trained under the guidance of accomplished Wisconsin printmakers Warrington Colescott, Bill Weege, Fran Myers and Raymond Gloeckler.
The “line making” quality of printmaking carries over into Doughman’s painting technique. “I paint very much like I would print; separating colors, like plates or blocks, overlaying them, one color at a time, and letting the eye blend them together to create new colors and textures.”
Doughman’s work is largely narrative. The figures in his compositions draw in the viewer to ask questions such as: “What just happened?; “Will this be resolved?” or possibly “Where do they go from here?”
He believes that there should be an internal relationship between making a piece of art and the artist. It is important however, that the work draws in the viewer to complete this visual process. In his view, “Images need to emotionally engage both maker and viewer.” You can see more of his work online at: www. patrickdoughman.com.

Trifocals - Portrait of the Artist, 24”x 18”, 4-color linocut print, by Patrick Doughman Vanity, 16” x 24”, egg tempera, by Patrick Doughman Wood and Hopper Debate Tooker, 20”x28”, egg tempera, by Patrick Doughman Confessions, 19”x 24”, egg tempera, by Patrick Doughman Meeting in Chetek, 26”x 18”, egg tempera, by Patrick Doughman
Displaced, 20”x 23”, egg tempera, by Patrick Doughman Lookout, 20”x 28”, egg tempera, by Patrick Doughman Sandburg Contemplates Lincoln, 24”x 24”, 4-color linocut print, by Patrick Doughman Brief Encounter, 17”x 23”, egg tempera, by Patrick Doughman
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