“Ed Douglas: New Work” opens May 5 at Portland’s Greenhut Galleries

swimmer_3_web“Swimmer #3” by Ed Douglas, oil on panel

Greenhut Galleries in Portland presents “Ed Douglas: New Work” with an opening reception on Thursday, May 5 from 5 to 7 pm.

Ed Douglas has devoted his life to painting.  In a career that spans over fifty years, a well-respected now retired professor who taught at the Maine College of Art, he continues to strive for dynamism and unity in his work. Douglas explores ideas that remain integral to the way he approaches the act of painting.

Though Ed was once quoted as saying “subjects are more excuses for paintings than they are dictates or even inspirations for paintings,” he clearly enjoys working with the human form.

Ed excels in exploring individual gesture as well as the interplay found in group figure studies. Douglas received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.  His work can be seen not only in the permanent collection of the Portland Museum of Art, but also in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and the San Francisco Art Institute Art Bank. Ed’s work is collected both nationally and internationally.

Greenhut Galleries is located at 146 Middle Street in Portland. For more information, visit http://greenhutgalleries.me/