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.

We hope you enjoy browsing through Douglas’ images.

If you don’t see a size available for the image you’d like to purchase simply contact us at 801-489-3218 or mike@snelsonphotolab.com and we’ll provide a quote for the size you need.

  • Wilson Peak

    $103.16$599.66
    Douglas Aagard Painting of yellow aspens on a mountain slope with snow-covered Wilson Peak in the back. Available in 18x24 and 24x30, 30x40 and 36x48 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
  • Walker Flats

    $123.40$300.00
    Douglas Aagard Painting of Walker Flats. Square painting available in 24x24 and 30x30 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
  • Trail to Red Ledges

    $103.16$599.66
    Douglas Aagard Painting of a red autumn tree. Available in 18x24 and 24x30, 30x40 and 36x48 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
  • Sundown in Salem

    $103.16$423.20
    Douglas Aagard Painting of a sunset on the mountains of Salem, Utah. Available in 18x24 and 24x30 and 30x40 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
  • River Bottom Road

    $103.16$423.20
    Douglas Aagard Painting of a yellow cottonwood along river bottom road. Available in 18x24 and 24x30 and 30x40 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
  • Red Filter

    $70.03$274.85
    Douglas Aagard Painting of a pastoral view of distant mountains near dusk. Available in 12x24 and 18x36 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
  • Red and Green

    $81.20$290.80
    Douglas Aagard Painting of a bright red autumn tree in a green meadow. Available in 16x24 and 24x36 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
  • Quiet Evening

    $89.70$368.00
    Douglas Aagard Painting of a rock amid Quaking Aspens. Available in 18x24 and 24x30 and 30x40 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
  • Peaceful Summer

    $89.70$368.00
    Douglas Aagard Painting of aspens and pines on a green mountain slope. Available in 18x24 and 24x30 and 30x40 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
  • October Rain

    $149.50$994.75
    Douglas Aagard Painting of a yellow cottonwood along river bottom road. Available in 18x24 and 24x30 and 30x40 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
  • Maple in the Mist

    $89.70$521.44
    Douglas Aagard Painting of a red and orange maple in the mist. Available in 18x24, 24x30, 30x40 and 36x48 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
  • Manti Temple

    $103.16$599.66
    Douglas Aagard Painting of Manti LDS Temple. Available in 18x24 and 24x30, 30x40 and 36x48 canvas giclee gallery wrapped, hardboard mounted or rolled.
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