Native Iowan, Doug Knutson, has spent 25 years of so, preserving nostalgic Midwestern images in his paintings. Growing up in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Knutson knew he would devote his life to art.
He began his career in the editorial art department of an Omaha newspaper after two years at Omaha Art School. As he gained experience through a variety of projects, Knutson was drawn toward a commercial art career.
After several years on newspaper experience he moved to Waterloo, Iowa to work in an illustration studio. There Knutson completed projects for clients throughout the United States in a variety of styles and mediums.
While he has completed many commercial assignments, Doug Knutson’s greatest satisfaction comes from using acrylics and colored pencils to record his familiar country surroundings, with special emphasis on the character that only time can add.