Doug Garrison is an automotive artist whose passion for motorsport and especially the Indianapolis 500 has influenced his dynamic paintings. He grew up in Indianapolis and for years he owned his own design firm specializing in corporate identity and branding. Today Doug spends his time painting and capturing the dynamic speed and color of racing. His style captures the savage passion of the sport and he takes it to a unique perspective and dynamic. Even the way he creates his pieces are built around speed and innovation.
“Life is 10% what happens and 90% how you react to it.”
“You can get pretty lucky if you are prepared for the opportunities that occur.” – Johnny Rutherford
While recovering in the hospital with a bout of pneumonia, Doug discovered he had rheumatoid arthritis. This created huge challenges while using his hands to paint. Amazingly this developed his art in to the style that he had always envisioned.
While in Daytona Beach Doug listened to a woman singing in a little restaurant. Her voice was like the finest wine he had ever tasted. Listen to find out how this meeting became Doug’s ah-ha moment.
FIRST SPECIAL CAR
A1965 Pontiac Star Chief
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Keep the rubber side down.
Sports Car 365 – www.sportscar365.com
Racer – www.racer.com
Petrolicious – www.petrolicious.com
They Call Me Mr. 500 – Andy Granatelli
Find a curiosity that you cannot ignore and follow it with everything you’ve got.
HOW TO FIND DOUG
Doug Garrison Studio – www.douggarrison.com
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