"Winter Memories" is an imaginary landscape inspired by people, places, and events that have had a profound influence on my life.
Created originally as a gift for my wife, Debbie, "Winter Memories" was a painting in progress for many years, worked on only during Christmas holiday seasons, until it was completed in December of 1998.
A picture is worth a thousand words. "Winter Memories" is a story about some of my most cherished Christmas season experiences, portrayed in an imaginary place and time.
My desire was to create a scene that would allow me to show the widest selection of activities, all happening at the same moment, with hope that other people will recall and enjoy their own personal winter memories.
Doug Kreuger, Landscape Artist
Member of Oil Painters of America
Doug was born July 31, 1954, Aberdeen, SD, and grew up in Hazel Crest, Illinois. From early childhood, Doug demonstrated a strong interest in drawing, painting, and building things. Throughout his school years, Doug excelled in all his art classes, winning numerous awards and recognition for his artistic abilities. Upon graduating from high school, Doug became a student at The American Academy of Art, Chicago, where he studied commercial graphics, life drawing and watercolors. Doug’s first job as a professional artist was with Unigraf, a company that specialized in designing P.O.P (point-of-purchase) displays and display graphics. Doug...
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