Hampton Roads’ artist Doug Clarke was commissioned for the original artwork for the 2014 Neptune Festival Commemorative Poster. Clarke, a plein air and studio painter, works in oils to create his distinctive works of art. After graduating magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University, his work has evolved from commercial to fine art. His commitment to life drawing and painting led him outdoors to paint en plein air. The term “en plein air” is a French expression that literally means “in the open air.” Clarke’s passion for capturing light and nature is best demonstrated in this painting form.
His plein air awards include 1st place in the Plein Air 757 and 1st place in the Historic Fort Monroe Plein Air Event, as well as winning a merit award for Cape Charles Plein Air Exhibition. His paintings are collected far and abroad internationally. Doug’s work is currently represented by Richard Stravitz Gallery and Harbor Gallery. In addition to the 2014 Neptune Festival design, he was commissioned to paint the 2014 Harborfest poster.
The 2014 posters are 18” x 24” and suitable for framing.
LIMITED EDITION SIGNED POSTERS ARE SOLD OUT, BUT UNSIGNED POSTERS ARE STILL AVAILABLE