I start each painting session with a meditation asking for Spirit’s assistance to co-create a heartfelt expression of love. I might meditate on a spiritual quote being open to the vision that comes forward or I might just ask for Spirit’s assistance. Once I begin, I am lost in the process, lost in time, flowing with Spirit. I end each painting session with a moment of gratitude acknowledging that “This is what flowed through me today.”
Douglas Teiger, a practicing architect, began his art career in 1982 with an exhibit of architectural renderings at the Urban Center of New York City. His 9’ by 4’ airbrush depiction of the San Diego Convention along with other renderings were part of the Musee Des Arts in Montreal, the London Gallery in Ontario and the Vancouver Art Gallery in British Columbia. Recently, Douglas Teiger has been creating abstract paintings at his studio in the Hawthorne Arts Complex.
Douglas Teiger grew up in Northern New Jersey attending Cornell University School of Architecture. His early career placed many large canvases up to 8’ x 8’ in residential lofts where he was also the architect. His art covers several media including, sculpture, furniture and painting.
His figurative work takes iconic subjects such as a motorcycle or a yellow school bus and distills the image down to its primary forms. Each painting in this series captures an ordinary moment in time and shows the passionate intensity with which he pursued his personal vision.
His current series is bucking the trend of reactionary art by evoking a spiritual sense of peace and tranquility. Through the interaction of color, Douglas creates Emotional Landscapes. He also draws the viewer into his work by weaving colors together portraying a fabric-like quality directly on the panel. In his words, “I want to come home at the end of the day and feel spiritually uplifted by the artwork I see in my home.”