Douglas Gillette

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Douglas Gillette

United States


18 Bobolink Lane

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 763-3766





As a graduate of The Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1971, Douglas Gillette began his professional career as an illustrator for Johns Hopkins University.  During that time, he earned a Master’s Degree in Art Education from Towson University.  Johns Hopkins exhibited various pieces of his artwork at such places as the Whitney Museum in New York, the Smithsonian Institution, the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge University in London, England.


In keeping with his philosophy that drawing should be the foundation of most artwork, Doug has spent many years developing a finely detailed drawing and painting style that has earned him numerous awards and considerable recognition.  He is known throughout New England for his mastery of silverpoint.  Doug has exhibited in solo shows in Virginia, Massachusetts and Connecticut.  He has been juried into numerous national exhibitions, a few of which include Birds in Art, Art of the Animal Kingdom, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, Allied Artists of America and the American Artists Professional League.  His work has been published in American Artist Drawing magazine, American Artist Watercolor magazine and Strokes of Genius II and VII.   Various works are in permanent collections including the Bennington Center for the Arts, New Haven Paint and Clay Club, Evansville Museum of Fine Art and numerous private collectors.


Doug’s home and studio are in Enfield, CT, where he creates paintings and drawings in a traditional academic style.  In addition, he teaches drawing and painting at the Springfield Museum in Springfield, MA.  He is past President and Vice President of the Academic Artists Association and past President of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts.  He is also an elected Master Artist of the Cape Cod Art Association, an elected member of Allied Artists of America, North Shore Arts Association, Rockport Art Association, New Haven Paint and Clay Club, Academic Artists Association, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts and a charter member of the Connecticut River Valley Artists in Somers, CT.

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