About The Artist
Andrew Duclos Fine Art
Andrew Duclos began his love of art in childhood when he learned to draw. In the mid 1960's his family moved from Massachusetts to California where Andrew grew to love the quiet solitude of the western mountains and gravitated toward realistic wildlife art drawings.
In 2009 while living in Oregon Andrew attended a plein air painting workshop at the suggestion of a fellow artist. That began a new journey into color and light and painting the changing seasons in oils. The challenge of painting larger studio paintings using a combination of plein air field studies and reference photos has become Andrew's main focus. Andrew has works in both private and corporate collections.
Painting with oils is a pleasure, the medium just seems to suit me. Living in Oregon's Umpqua Valley I am in my element, considering it to be a landscape painter's dream. I choose my subject matter because something about it attracts me. Whether it's a landscape or a coastal scene, a moody atmosphere or an interesting lighting effect, this is where I belong. I find great joy in spending time outdoors and it is my wish that the works I share can bring the viewer closer to nature and remind them of their own personal connection to the beauty that surrounds us.
I consider myself a realist in the sense that I want to share the feeling of reality, the warmth of sunlight, the energy of water and the thrill of a moment of awareness. My goal is always to create a visual language that is both concise and effective and, in the end, that engages the viewer and allows them to become a part of the experience.