Douglas Caves Sr.
I am a representational painter based in North Central Massachusetts. My paintings explore the interplay of light and shadow on both the natural and man-made environment, creating a sense of time and atmosphere. I am inspired by the New England area, where I find abundant subject matter that reflects a complex subtlety and mood. I work with acrylic paints, which I find versatile. Their fast-drying properties lend themselves to my process of building layers of transparent color to create luminosity in areas and creating a tension with more opaque areas on the canvas.
My paintings are expressions of my affinity for painting itself. I paint because it allows me to communicate ideas and feelings that my words cannot capture. I use composition as a tool to support and enhance the tone of my paintings, and to invite the viewer in to pause and contemplate the piece. My paintings are not representations of reality, but rather, interpretations of it.
I am currently represented by The Portland Art Gallery, 154 Middle Street, Portland Maine and as of October 2023 I am also a proud member of the Copley Art Society, 158 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.
2011 Clark University, Master of Science, Professional Communication, Worcester, MA
2000 Clark University, BA, Environmental Studies, Magna cum Laude, Worcester, MA
1989 Worcester Art Museum, Portrait Painting, Worcester, MA
1980 Mount Wachusett Community College, Fine Arts Program, Gardner, MA
2021 Princeton Arts Society. Princeton, MA September 1 – December 31
2019 The Frame Depot, Milford, NH, September 1-October 30
2015 Artist of the Month, The Parish Center for the Arts, Westford, MA
2014 Artist of the Month, The Frame Depot Gallery, Milford, NH, August
2014 Art of the Month, Leominster Art Association, City Hall, Leominster, MA, June
2014 Art Tuesdays, Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA, February 18
2023 Four Artist Show, Portland Art Gallery, Portland, ME, September
2021 Three Artist Show, Portland Art Gallery, Portland, ME, January
2019 Three Artist Show, Portland Art Gallery, Portland, ME, November
2019 The 16th Annual Blanche Ames Juried National Art Exhibit, N. Easton, MA, Sept – Oct.
2019 Through the Surface, 6 Bridges Gallery, Maynard, MA, July -August
2019 About Face, ArtsWorcester, Worcester, MA, July-Aug
2019 The 18th ArtsWorcester Biennial, ArtsWorcester, Worcester, MA, May-June
2019 MJ1, Concord Art, Concord, MA, January
2016 The 17th Annual Joan L. Dunfey Open Juried Exhibition, Portsmouth, NH
2016 The 13th Annual Blanche Ames Juried National Art Exhibit, N. Easton, MA
2016 By the Sea Juried Show, Gallery 529, Littleton, MA August
2016 81st Regional Arts and Crafts Juried Show, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA, July - August
2015 80th Regional Arts and Crafts Juried Show, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA, July - August
2015 Summer Dreaming Juried Show, Gallery 529, Littleton, MA February-March
2015 The Annual RODDY, Juried Exhibit, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, September
2015 MJ1 Juried Show, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, February
2014 Two Person Exhibit, Thos. Moser Gallery, Greenwich, CT, August - December
2014-2015 Parlor Gallery at Capt. David Kelley Inn, Centerville, MA, September - June
2014 CFA Group Show, City Hall, Boston, MA, July - December
2014 79th Regional Arts and Crafts Juried Show, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA, July - August
2014 Salon, Rollstone Gallery, Fitchburg, MA, July
2014 Masterpiece Gallery Group Show, Design Center, Boston, MA
2014 Art Tuesdays, Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA, May 22
2014 Out of the Box Gala, ARCK, Boston, MA, Donation of Painting "Barns at Groton Hill Study 2”, 11 x14 for Live Auction, November 6
2014 Taste of Wachusett, Dr. Franklin Perkins School Annual Fund Raiser, Lancaster, MA, Donation of Painting "Barns at Groton Hill Study 1”, 11 x14 for Silent Auction, October 1
2014 The Trustees of Reservations Gala Event, Concord, MA, Donation of Painting "The Old Manse”, 30 x40 for Silent Auction, July 10.
2014 Fenway Health Art Auction, The Men’s Event, Boston, MA, Donation of Paintings "Three Dories (study)” and “Summer Afternoon”, 11 x14 for Silent Auction, April 26.
Media & Publications
2023 Interview Art Matters Featuring Douglas H. Caves Sr.by Susan Sherrill Axelrod Art Matters Featuring Douglas H. Caves Sr. | Portland Art Gallery
2021: Interview with Dr. L. Belisle: Radio Maine Episode 43: Douglas H. Caves Sr. https://youtu.be/Q6vDrbr9KKs?si=2QSIW9iYVe3s5-bS
2019-20 Maine Magazine, Portland, ME, Maine Artists to Watch
2018 Maine Magazine, Portland, ME, Maine Artists to Watch
2017 Maine Magazine, Portland, ME, Maine Artists to Watch
2016 Maine Magazine, Portland, ME, one of group of featured interviewees
2014 Inside Fitchburg, Joanne Huse, FATV, Fitchburg, MA, September, 25 http://provod.fatv.org/vod/4160-Low.mp4
2014 It’s All About Arts, Glenn Williams BNTV, Boston, MA, September 22, http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=gVIQ8J4Bhpw&u=watchvzy2d68LW3dYfeatureshare
2014 Art New England Blog Post, Celina Colby, Boston, MA., September 18, http://artnewengland.com/blogs/canvas-fine-arts-opens-two-new-exhibits/ .
2014 The CFA Reception at City Hall Interviews September 17, https://vimeo.com/107846560
2014 March, It’s All About Arts, Glenn Williams, BNTV, Boston, MA, February 7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhtmOcl97Og&feature=share
2020, January, Invited Artist Demo at the Hollis Art Society
2017-present, teaching landscape and still life painting through various venues.
2018, January, Invited Artist Demo at the Hollis Art Society
2017 January, Invited Artist Demo at the Leominster Art Association
2016, November Invited Artist Demo at the Greater Gardner Art Associaton
2015-2016 Portland Art Gallery, Portland, ME exhibitor
2015-2016 Gallery at the Grand, Kennebunk, ME , exhibitor
2014-2015 The Frame Depot, Milford, NH, exhibitor
2014-2015 Masterpiece Gallery, Boston, MA, exhibitor
2014 -2015 Art Collectors Maine, exhibitor, www.artcollectormaine.com
2014 Canvas Fine Arts, Boston, MA, exhibitor
2014, Painting Demonstration, Masterpiece Gallery, Boston Design Center, October 1
2014, Artist of the Month, Leominster Art Association, Leominster, MA, February
2013, Leominster Art Association, member
2013, Fitchburg Art Museum, member
2013, Arts Worcester, member
2013, Concord Art Association, member