Douglas Aagard is a Utah landscape painter known for his use of color, texture and light. His subject matter is as varied as the Utah landscape itself. From the high mountain pines and aspens to sage and cedars with a whole lot of farmland in between. He lives in central Utah in a rural community with his wife and three children. He enjoys fishing, camping, working in his garden, and spending time with his family. He enjoys volunteering at the Senior Citizen Center as a boy scout and working with Boy Scouts. He has been a full time artist since 2002.

His education includes General ED and drawing classes at Snow College and Salt Lake Community College. He also took a year of watercolor classes from Utah watercolor artist Harold Peterson, which he says made a world of difference in how he approached art. His primary education has come from studying great art and consulting other artists.

Aagard began his career as a watercolor artist. In 2000, after seeing a show of paintings by Gary Ernest Smith he was hooked on the power possible with oil paints. With encouragement and feedback from Smith, he set his hand to paint oils with a knife. I never get bored painting with oil. There are so many possibilities, so many techniques to try that one could never exhaust the love of learning. I have found that my work has a more dimensional feel or depth when painted with knife, and often times the texture is more fun than the composition, he says.

His paintings have won several state and local awards and shows in several galleries in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah. They are part of many museum, public, private and corporate collections. He has had solo exhibitions in Park City, Alpine, Ogden and Provo Utah, Palm Desert California, Ruidoso New Mexico and Scottsdale Arizona. He was featured in Southwest Art in Best of the West Nov. 2005 and 2006, and was featured in Western Art Collector Magazine Nov. 2007. He has an image in a Houghton-Mifflin textbook in conjunction with a Robert Frost poem, Pastures, and also a book cover painting for a book of poetry.

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    Along Swenson lane

    $89.70$368.00
    Douglas Aagard Painting of farm fields with blue mountains. Available in 18x24 and 24x30 and 30x40 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
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    Bales and Shadows

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    Douglas Aagard Painting of hay bails in a golden field with trees and mountains behind. Available in 18x24 and 24x30 and 30x40 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
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    Bear Trap in the Rain

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    Douglas Aagard Painting of a red autumn tree. Available in 18x24 and 24x30, 30x40 and 36x48 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
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    Bright Morning

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    Douglas Aagard Painting of a yellow cottonwood on a stream with horses. Available in 18x24 and 24x30, 30x40 and 36x48 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
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    Broken Fence

    $123.40$300.00
    Douglas Aagard Painting of a broken rail fence in yellow trees. Square painting available in 24x24 and 30x30 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
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    Crimson in the Rain

    $60.90$139.30
    Douglas Aagard Painting of a tall red tree in the rain. Available in 12x24 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
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    Evening Gently Falls

    $81.20$572.62
    Douglas Aagard Painting of a mountain autumn sunset with a dirt road through a meadow. Available in 16x24 and 24x36 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled and in 40x60 hardboard mount and rolled. 40x60 is not available in gallery wrap.
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    Evening Shade

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    Douglas Aagard Painting of yellow aspens in a green field. Available in 18x24 and 24x30, 30x40 and 36x48 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
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    Family Business

    $81.20$290.80
    Douglas Aagard Painting of a mother and daughter among the sheep. Available in 16x24 and 24x36 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
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    Fire in the Rain

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    Douglas Aagard Painting of a bright red and yellow autumn tree. Available in 16x24 and 24x36 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
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    Fratured Light

    $89.70$521.44
    Douglas Aagard Painting of yellow aspens in a green meadow. Available in 18x24 and 24x30, 30x40 and 36x48 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
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    Freedom

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    Douglas Aagard Painting of Kameron, a cowboy in a duster holding his rifle out in the western high desert. Available in 16x24 and 24x36 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.