Douglas Rugh, CM (pronounced roo) completed his BFA in 1994 at the Rhode Island School of Design with highest honors after classical training at the Schuler School of Fine Art, an atelier based on the teaching methods of the French academies of the 19th century.
Illustration in Oil
The artist is fluent in oil, having worked daily in the medium for the last 15 years. There is a depth and richness to this medium that sets it apart for a classic rendering style and turn-around time is short as camera-ready will be supplied in digital format. Much of the artist's representational imagery comes out of his imagination and doesn't require photographic references. The exception is when creating portraits and then the artist takes a special pride in capturing a likeness, with exaggerated character or not. Previous clients include Barnes and Noble, Microsoft, Prudential, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Newsweek and The Washington Post.
Understanding that clients who want to try out a new illustrator may be hesitant to enlist an artist that they are not familiar with, Douglas is happy to do preliminary sketches on spec for new clients.
The artist also shares an oil painting studio in Falmouth on Cape Cod with his wife (also an artist) called the Osborn & Rugh Gallery where he can be found at the easel working on portrait and landscape commissions. He was awarded the distinction, "Copley Master" by the Copley Society (America's oldest nonprofit art association) as a result of juried works and multiple major awards in each of the three areas of landscape, still-life and portraiture. The artist has an extensive fine-art biography including awards, publications and broadcast.