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DOUGLAS AAGARD


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The Quiet Before Sundown

The Quiet Before Sundown
Painting (H 48in x W 60in)
Sunset Grazing Below the Canyon

Sunset Grazing Below the Canyon
Painting (H 41in x W 60in)
Morning Under Red Cliffs

Morning Under Red Cliffs
Painting (H 40in x W 60in)

Fall Offering

Fall Offering
Painting (H 30in x W 40in)
Sundown on New Mexico Hills

Sundown on New Mexico Hills
Painting (H 30in x W 40in)
Morning Frost

Morning Frost
Painting (H 24in x W 36in)

Fields in the Afternoon

Fields in the Afternoon
Painting (H 24in x W 36in)
Gold and Blue

Gold and Blue
Painting (H 14in x W 11in)
Cows and Bushes

Cows and Bushes
Painting (H 14in x W 11in)

Springtime

Springtime
Painting (H 8in x W 16in)
Nearing the Red Cliffs

Nearing the Red Cliffs
Painting (H 24in x W 36in)
A Moment to Reflect

A Moment to Reflect
Painting (H 30in x W 24in)

Hazy Morning in Coalville

Hazy Morning in Coalville
Painting (H 24in x W 30in)
Red Brush

Red Brush
Painting (H 28in x W 33in)
Small Gift

Small Gift
Painting (H 24in x W 16in)

Low Clouds and Fields

Low Clouds and Fields
Painting (H 23in x W 36in)
Sanpete Fenceline

Sanpete Fenceline
Painting (H 12in x W 24in)
Round Bales

Round Bales
Painting (H 12in x W 24in)

Bright Summer Morning

Bright Summer Morning
Painting (H 30in x W 40in)
Desert Expanse

Desert Expanse
Painting (H 28in x W 39in)
Evening Sky

Evening Sky
Painting (H 14in x W 18in)

Fairview Fences

Fairview Fences
Painting (H 18in x W 30in)
Pioneer Home

Pioneer Home
Painting (H 24in x W 30in)
Road Along the Foothills

Road Along the Foothills
Painting (H 18in x W 24in)

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Artist Biography

Douglas Aagard is a Utah landscape painter known for his use of color, texture and light. His subject matter is as varied as the Utah landscape itself. He lives in central Utah in a rural community with his wife and three children.

 

Aagard began his career as a watercolor artist. In 2000, after seeing a show of paintings by Gary Ernest Smith he was hooked on the power possible with oil paints. With encouragement and feedback from Smith, he set his hand to paint oils with a knife. “I never get bored painting with oil. There are so many possibilities; so many techniques to try that one could never exhaust the love of learning. I have found that my work has a more dimensional feel or depth when painted with knife, and often times the texture is more fun than the composition.”

 

His paintings have won several state and local awards and are part of many museum, public, private and corporate collections.




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