If you find yourself getting lost in time while looking at a Doug Melvin painting, don't be alarmed: you've simply entered a heretofore unseen portal to Doug's world--a place vaguely familiar, located somewhere "just off the beaten path," an intriguing place full of vibrant color and illumination.

 The portraits manage to capture specific moments in time—​the light in a child’s eyes, a private joke shared by a couple, the strong bonds of family, a woman’s grace, a man’s character or a beloved pet’s loving expression. 

The lanscapes are rich in color and depth--places easily recognizable for their timeless beauty and subject matter: country roads, lakes and rivers, farms, homes and harvests.