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Being born in Oshkosh and moving to Cedarburg in the early 60’s gave Patrick Doughman’s Art strong Midwest roots. The son of an artist and educator instilled a passion for the arts at an early age. Patrick received a BA in Art Education from UW- Platteville. He went on to proudly teach high school art for 35 years. While at Platteville in the 70’s and he studied the work and lives of Regionalist Artists Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton. Their dedication to technique and recording the passion of Midwest life strongly influenced Doughman’s art.
Finding and exploring new and unique ways to express his ideas have always been important to him. His work is constantly evolving. His Art emphasizes, not only the relationship of figures in the composition, but also painting technique and application of color. His interest in revitalizing the historic techniques of egg tempera, now makes up the bulk of his new work over recent years. Doughman is a skil...