DOUGLAS PERKINS

Douglas has spent his whole life creating, and has exhibited work as a filmmaker, photographer, writer, and visual artist. His pieces are based on things he loves, things he’s experienced, things he’s learned. Based in Austin, Douglas explores the world as much as possible.

In painting, he is interested in manipulating light and organic textures. Some painters paint light into the work. Douglas creates work that invites the light in. His paintings start with organic shapes and take form one small layer at a time. A single painting can consist of hundreds of layers formed over time to mimic the formation of shapes in nature.

In addition to his interest in the natural world, he often delves into the interplay between people and bodies. He is a strong supporter of the Leather and BDSM communities, and is the current Mr. Austin Gear representing the Austin Leather community.






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