I was born into a family of artists he was exposed to a wide range of creative expression at an early age. The raw organic nature of painting and sculpture expressed by his mother, uncle and sisters and the technical aspects of Photography and Design from my father, a structural Engineer and Dan Coleman, a family friend and Fine Art Photographer who studied and worked along side Ansel Adams.
As a photographer and designer for the high school yearbook staff our staff won a national publication design award, was featured in a documentary film. I interned with 3 photographers before going to college where I worked as a photojournalist and artist for newspapers, magazines and as a stringer for Associated Press and United Press International. After getting a degree from Texas A&M University in the College of Architecture I spent 3 years with the Texas Veterinary Medical Center as a Medical Illustrator and continued to study art by attending workshops fir Illustration, Photography and Desk Top Publishing. Most notably the Advanced Airbrush Workshops at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. After moving to Austin, Texas, I took a position as an Art Director for a publishing company and accepted a seat on the board of directors of the Artist Coalition of Austin. I continue to work on creative endeavors in fine art, film and publishing.
Doug La Rue
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