I Paint What I Love, and I Love What I Paint.


Doug Waterfield is a professor of art at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He was born in 1969 and grew up with a passion for art, which he pursued throughout his academic and professional career. Waterfield graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design in 1991, followed by a Master of Arts in art history in 1997. He later earned a Master of Fine Arts in painting in 2007, cementing his credentials as a respected artist and academic. He spent 10 years as a professor at the Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas before his journey to the windy plains of Nebraska.

Waterfield's artistic style is diverse, with some of his works being an Impressionist version of naturalism, while others are abstract with a mid-century influence. He draws inspiration from a wide range of sources, including art history, pop culture, the natural world and personal experience. His work is often characterized by intricate details and bold use of color, which he uses to convey a range of emotions and ideas.

Waterfield has enjoyed exhibitions at the United nations Headquarters in Vienna, the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas and various other museums, galleries, truck stops and questionable alleyways across the USA.  Outside of his professional pursuits, Waterfield is a devoted husband and father of three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the beauty of nature and of human beings, and staying up-to-date on the latest trends in contemporary art.

Overall, Doug Waterfield is a multifaceted artist and educator who has made significant contributions to the world of art and academia. His work is both thought-provoking and visually stunning, and his dedication to teaching has helped inspire the next generation of artists and scholars.

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