Doug Farrick started his interest in art at a very young age in order to escape his 3 brothers and a way to enjoy some precious solitude. He loved to draw, there was a type of magic to it and continued to practice and get better. He went on to study at a local community college then on to New York City to study art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. receiving his BFA and MFA.
His work was quite abstract and was influenced by his “heroes” artists like, Brice Marden, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ellsworth Kelly and others. After college Doug worked for a number of contemporary art galleries and was an apprentice at various contemporary artists studios. Life intervened and although he continued to be involved in the arts began a career in IT consulting.
After age 50 he picked up a small watercolor set and began to work in a realistic mode. It was a medium that captured his imagination instantly due to its inherent elusiveness. He began a deeper study into the craft by attending workshops, studying contemporary watercolor artists and making and destroying many, many pieces. His work now would be considered a loose, atmospheric style that hints and suggests the essence and mystery of a location.