Doug Hall’s paintings reflect his admiration and respect for the culture of early Eastern Woodland Native Americans. Doug is one of the nation’s most respected painters of “Western Art”, specializing in works that reflect his admiration for the culture of early Eastern Woodland Indians.
Over the years, Doug has received numerous awards, and his work has been displayed at the Missouri State Capitol, the City of Springfield Art Museum, and the C. Williams Gilchrist Museum in Maryland. Past recognition includes the George Phippen Memorial Fine Art Award, Prescott, Arizona, 2002; First Place In Oils, Sedona, Arizona, 2003; Artists’ Choice and the H.E. Williams Award, Midwest Gathering of the Artists, 2004; and Best of Show Stillwater, Oklahoma in 2005.
In September of 2012, his painting “Red Coat”, depicting Shawnee Chief Tecumseh who allied with the British in the War of 1812, set a record-breaking high bid at the 31st Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale in Cody, Wyoming. Listed in the auction catalog at $16,500, “Red Coat” sold for $29,000.
Most influential in Doug’s artistic development has been his mentor Bob Tommey, a master of color who resides in Carthage, Missouri. Bob Tommey is still an active painter and sculptor at age 84.
“He’s been a wonderful teacher for me,” Doug said. “Bob taught me how to mix paint. He can mix color and make it look like sunlight. Over the years, now I’ve been able to paint that sunlight—it’s changed my life. And he charged just five dollars on Friday nights to go paint with him!”
Because the Indian way of life has been gone for 200 years, Doug does ongoing research to ensure accuracy. He paints mostly from photographs that he takes.
Doug grew up painting in Neosho, Missouri and now lives in McDonald County surrounded by the Huckleberry State Forest. He is an avid black powder shooter and horseback rider.
His oil originals are represented by Altermann Galleries & Auctions in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and his limited edition prints by Somerset Fine Art in Fulshear, Texas.
Doug Hall’s Huckleberry Forest Studio
2392 Packet Hollow Road
Pineville, Missouri 64856
Sales: (888) 678-8803