ARC Fine Art Department
Doug Gardner
BA - CSU, Sacramento
MA - CSU, Sacramento


My choices of imagery and content are based on two main thrusts. First, I feel there are relationships of life forms that are conflicting and compatible. I select marine and human forms interacting for survival. I prefer the aquatic setting because of the unending variation of exciting colors, patterns, and forms.The second main thrust in my work is exploration of light and form in space. This series of works is rooted in Surrealism, the atmosphere is emphasized with visual effects such as shadows in unlikely places, the effect of images that are "glued down" on a flat surface, similar to a "photo-montage," but in the world of the sea.