Born and raised in California, David McDougall spent the first thirty years on the West coast. His family moved around a lot and finally settled in Eureka, California on the north coast. McDougall got his BA degree in art in 1972 from Humboldt State University and an MFA degree in painting in 1975 from the University of Illinois, Champaign- Urbana.
After moving to Seattle in 1981 he met his wife Donna and they spent the next 25 years in the Seattle area and moved to Dayton, Wyoming in 2006. They have a studio, Painted Skull Studio, and reside on the property and home previously owned by Hans Kleiber. His love of fly fishing led to a job working as a guide for eight years. During this time he continued to paint mainly river scapes and clients fishing. Retiring from guiding in 2016 McDougall began painting full time. Currently, he is painting predominantly brightly colored interiors in acrylic on boards with elements of humor and personal narrative. He continues to frame in an unorthodox manner feeling the entire piece should be a personal creation. David McDougall’s show at the Brinton Museum will mainly include his interpretations of the Brinton ranch house. He continues to enjoy life with an intense love and reawakening of art.
Artist’s Reception, Saturday July 7 from 3:00 to 5:00pm in The Northern Trust Gallery.