Harvest Aglow

Harvest Aglow, oil painting, 24" x 36", 2005

Douglas Eckheart attended Concordia College in Moorhead and received a B.A. degree in 1965. He earned an M.F.A. in 1967 from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Douglas is currently a Professor of Art at Luther College in Decorah.

About his work, Douglas writes, "My paintings explore the delicate balance between nature’s mysterious cycles and subtle moods. I utilize these themes and concepts as a way to organize thoughts, create visual patterns, and develop color shapes. My work should not be considered photographic realism; colors are exaggerated, moods expressed and form modified to portray nature as a life giving force – a personification of the spirit in the land’s inhabitants and its creator. I define this process as the use of color, light, texture, and shape to visually interpret or transform nature in the same way a poet uses linguistic metaphor, or a musician uses tonal sounds to communicate feelings or moods. My “tone poems” reflect a desire to create visual poetry.”

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