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Douglas Sheran

Douglas Sheran (b. 1941, California) worked in the Creativity Explored studio from 1993 until 2008  where he would render his preferred subjects (figures and animals) in pencil, ink, pastels, acrylics, watercolors, and ceramics. 

Sheran’s drawings capture the strength and essence of the subject rather than the minute detail. He is able to employ a few lyrical lines to convey form and movement. Playing with the human form, Sheran created a series of works in which he painted with acrylic paint over female figures found in magazines. Gestural yet subdued, in each work, Sheran captures the shape of the female figure with minimal strokes.

Sheran also is known for creating artist books in which he either paints over the pages of a book in his artwork, A book, 1998, mixed media artist book, 11 x 9 x 2 inches, 290 pages or binds his own drawings into book form as in Headlines, 2001, mixed media artist book, 13.5 x 9.5 inches, 33 drawings.

Sheran makes a banjo type noise or song throughout the day while working. His song was captured in an animated work that combined his ink drawings with his melodic hum.

In 2010, CB2 selected Sheran’s drawing of a bird to embellish a pillow. In addition to numerous exhibitions at Creativity Explored, Sheran's work was featured in BOOKWORKS: Text and Images from the Creativity Explored Archives, San Francisco Public Library - Main Branch in 2014, I Have Never Taken the Time to Really Look, Accident and Artifact, San Francisco, CA in 2013, and Paper!Awesome!, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA in 2010.

 

Print Bio

Samples of Sheran's work


Selected Exhibitions

2011
SMALL, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2010
Paper!Awesome!, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

2009
"Science" Fiction, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2007
Super Heroes Super Villains, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Shadowshine, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Naked, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
The Beat Goes on, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Drawing the Line, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2005
Revenge of Monster, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Aliens: the Green Ones, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Spirits and Saints, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Gesture, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2003
Monster, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Japanese Rock n' California Roll, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2002
The Power of Color, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA