Archives for Aagard, Douglas

“I Paint What I Love”

The vibrant images of Douglas Aagard’s landscapes radiate a joy that conveys his love for everything from flaming red and gold leaves in the fall to the azure blue of a meandering stream to the lushness of a mountain valley. He loves it all and captures it brilliantly. The 54-year-old artist was born in Utah but grew up near Corvallis, Montana, in the shadow of the Bitterroot Mountains. “Evenings were my favorite time of day because I could watch the changing colors of the valley as the sun set behind the mountains,” he says. During summers at his grandparents’ sheep
Read More

Feeling the Light

Douglas Aagard harkens back to the summers when he hiked Utah’s backcountry, helping his grandfather herd sheep. As a teenager, he had his own version of summer camp, cooking and helping with the chores as his Danish grandpa grazed his bands of sheep. Now in his mid-forties, Aagard keenly recalls the high mountain meadows, the quaking aspen, the little silver trailer, and the unique pastoral setting as if he had been there yesterday. Douglas Aagard (Utah) Portrait Of A Maple Oil 48″ By 36″ “I found this amazing tree while out hiking with my son. I had to paint it
Read More