We had the good fortune of connecting with Doug Sturgess and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Doug, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Being able to customize artwork for my clients’ residential & commercial spaces is the most important factor to my success as an independent artist. When you purchase artwork and hang it on the wall, you want that client to smile every time they see it and remember the good experience they had working with the artist. Many people like the convenience of 24/7 online ordering so I offer that service but encourage ordering directly through me when the buyer wants a more custom fit and the best materials.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve always been a visual person. Gorgeous cinematography inspires me and I’m inspired by movies that are beautifully color-graded. I’m drawn to the textures and colors of paintings. Photography allows me to draw on those elements and incorporate them into my vision with infinite potential.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
What a great question because I Iove to be a tour guide. If I had a friend visiting Atlanta for the first time, we’d start out with breakfast at the Silver Skillet on 14th Street. It opened in 1967 and because it looks the same as it did then, it has a lot of history & has been used in many films. The food & atmosphere takes you back to the 60’s & I absolutely love that small diner experience. Then, off to see the highlights of Atlanta. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Creatives make the world prettier. Here’s to all the creatives I’ve met or learned from that inspired my creativeness.