Doug Riseborough is an artist from California
who has had an prolific life of painting murals. Doug
realized at the age of 9 and he was living in Toronto
that he should paint. He showed a pianting in the Toronto
Art Gallery as a young student and when his class went
in to see the work his work was described prophetically
an "famous Canadian Artist" - which was his
work as a boy. He realized after that he was a natural
painter and so he studied art and worked as a painter
all his life.
Doug moved to California in 1959 to the
Hollywood Hills. In 1962 he painted for the World Fair
"The Ascendance of Stone Age Man to their present
state. He showed the Emergend of the Native peole into
our Culture - Chief Tarire severing the umbilical cord
tht connects him to the past. For inspiration to paint
these pieces Doug went to the Amazon to live in a small
Indian settlement where Tarire lived. It was shown on
the Avenue of the Americas. Doug also did a mural for
Rockerfeller Center in New York His work spread to many
parts of the world. His murals are in prestigious locations
such as many Museums and Universities. Four years ago
he painted two murals at the same time, one in Hawaii
which was 4 stories high representing the creation of
Maui and one in Saudi Arabia at Kriyada at the Prince's
Doug's creativity has been a great inpiration
for Della and Doug was responsible for the "first contact"
of where and how the first book of Dodoland was published.
Della painted some of the Dodoland paintings at Doug's
former home in the Kootenay Valley. He lived for many
years in the Hollywood Hills and presently lives in Palm
Springs. His life is an inspiration for many people.
Della and Dale recently visited Doug in his Palm Springs
home and studio and once again felt inspired. We love
being around Doug's creativity.
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