Mini Collections Paintings & Prints By Doug Kemp

Artist Series Of Paintings & Prints, Mini Art Collections By Doug Kemp

Sometimes there is more than one piece of work with the same or similar title (each is usually classified in a different series). Also, when working on a theme, occasionally the original title has been changed to protect the innocent. AKAs abound. This is not as confusing as it sounds – after all, this is a visual medium and seeing is believing. Have a look, make notes and ask!

If sufficiently interested in a painting, with a view to buy (no pun intended), just make a request on the contact page to be sent an in-situ. photograph and then to possibly arrange a “live” viewing, if required. Quite a lot of notice will be required to accomodate this, as this will include locating the piece if in storage. It should also be be noted that some pieces are not in Doug’s possession and possibly may still may not even still be in existence.

This page holds Mini-collections of paintings & Artist prints by Doug Kemp.

Magician Series Of Paintings

The Magician. Acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s collection.

Part of a series of paintings called the Magician. The hero of the paintings references a paparazzi photographer from the 1930s known as Weegree who had an uncanny ability to find and photograph a crime scene sometimes even before the police arrived.

Better known as Weegee (his professional name, after a Ouija board), his actual name was Usher Fellig. It turned out that he actually had his radio tuned to the police frequency. His voyeuristic photographs exposed the underbelly of New York City, mixing popular culture with the experience of immigrants and the working classes, catching the attention of both the news media and the fine art community.

“To me a photograph is a page from life, and that being the case, it must be real.” Weegee.

The Magician Acrylic V1 Painting On Paper 1990s Wegee Pop art Collection Doug Kemp

The magician

The magician – Acrylic painting on paper, painted in the 1990s.  Learn more about the magician/weegee in the video below.

The Magician 48x36 Inches Acrylic Painting On Paper 1990s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

The magician V2

The Magician. V2. 122 x 91 cm Acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s collection. Just like that.

The Magician 66x60 Inches Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1970s Art Series - Doug Kemp

The magician V3

The Magician,V3. 168 x 152 cm Acrylic painting on canvas

The Magician 45x50 Inches Acrylic Painting On Canvas The 2000s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

The Magician V4

The Magician,V4. 114 x 127 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s collection

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Angels Series Of Paintings

Angels have appeared in works of art since early times, and they have been a popular subject for paintings and sculpture ever since. The appearance of such figures in dreams means that stability is sought in life and that dreamer may have lost their way.

Angels were usually intended, in both early Christian and Islamic art, to be beautiful, though several depictions go for frightening attributes. In art, angels are depicted as omens for good and bad or of the final curtain, when souls are borne away to heaven…..or to elsewhere -after all, what are devils other than fallen angels?

As a matter of theology, they are spiritual beings who do not eat or excrete and are genderless. Many angels in early art may appear to the modern eye to be gendered as either male or female by their dress or actions, but until the 19th century, even the most female looking will normally lack breasts, and the figures should normally be considered as genderless.

The term Angel can, of course, be used as a term of endearment, either to a partner, child or even as a passing exclamation of gratitude to a stranger. Hollywood managed to use the term poignantly in the 1938 gangster movie “Angels with Dirty Faces”.

Doug depicts angels in this series as human beauties, desirable, with no direct reference to religion. However, such classical forms of angels appear elsewhere in his works. He often depicts these in their traditional form (see painting Angels 2 1933) but there are also some examples of transfiguration.

The clearest example of this is in the painting The Putti brothers (below, and in the 2000s and the Dancing Times art series’), where the main subjects of the work are winged Zoot Suited dancers, leaping and flying. They are not to be confused, from their appearance, to them having putty like attributes! Putti are winged infants playing the role of angelic spirits in religious works. They are often shown as associates of Cupid.

Angel - Acrylic Painting On Canvas The 2000s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Angel

Angel. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s collection.

Angel 2010 - 45x50 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Y2k Plus Collection Artist Doug Kemp

Angel 2010

Angel 2010. 114 x 127 cm – Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s collection.

Artist Series Of Paintings & Prints Mini Art Collections By Doug Kemp

“Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.”

“Hear, hear – Exactly!”

Doug Kemp

Artist mini-series of paintings and prints by Doug Kemp

Angels 2 1933 ft John Dillinger & Johnny Depp 50×45 Inches Acrylic Painting Canvas Murder Gangster 2000s popart Doug

Angels 2 1933

Angels v2 1933. 45 x 50 inches Acrylic painting on canvas depicting John Dillinger.

The central subject is modelled on Johnny Depp. He starred in the 2009 Public Enemies’ movie, where he played John Dillinger. Johhny Depp was convincingly cast in the movie and his physical likeness to Dillinger made it readily apparent that his image should be used in this painting, titled Angels 2. ………. and not a Dirty face between them.

In 1934, the “G-Men” at Hoover’s orders, superimposed John Dillinger’s mugshot over their standard law enforcement silhouette targets. They were still using these into the 1950s.

Art Story Angels 2
Angel Series No 1 50 x 45 inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Doug Kemp Fine Art

Angels v1

Angels, v1. 114 x 127 cm – Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s & mirror two for one collections

The Putti Brothers - 50x45 inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Dancing Heros Modern Times 2000s Collection - Doug Kemp Art

The Putti Brothers

The Putti Brothers. 114 x 127 cm – Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s & Dancing Times series

The Valentine - Acrylic Pop Art Painting Painting On Canvas Modern Times 50x45 inches 2000s - Doug Kemp Art

The Valentine

The Valentine. 114 x 127 cm – Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s art collection. Cupid must be lurking there, somewhere.

Art In Texas, USA

During the 1980s I took an assignment at MJS International Gallery in Fort Worth, Texas, and produced a small series of paintings. Although a relatively short time was spent there on that occasion, the experience appeared to have had a disproportionate influence. Although, perhaps, it was just resurfacing and reinforcing earlier experiences.

Bigger and brighter fed Doug’s already primed fertile mind, because of so much more potential material being available. He also took a roll of paintings (on paper) over there with him and didn’t bring them home.

Fort Worth Texas Art

Fort Worth is a city in North Central Texas. In the late 19th century, it became an important trading post for cowboys at the end of the Chisholm Trail. Today, it’s a modern city, with international art institutions like the Kimbell Art Museum.

The Fort Worth Stockyards are home to rodeos, and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honours pioneers. Heee-Haaa!

Fort Worth Days 48x36 Inches Acrylic Painting On Paper 1990s Art Collection Doug Kemp

Fort Worth Days

Fort Worth days. 121 x 91 cm Acrylic painting on paper from the 1980s & Texas art collection

Fort Worth Cowboy Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1980s Pop-art Collection Doug Kemp

Fort Worth Cowboy

Fort Worth Cowboy. Acrylic painting on canvas commissioned in Fort Worth Texas in the 1980s.

Texas Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Collection - Doug Kemp

Texas

Texas. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s collection.

Shopping In Fort Worth Texas Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Art Collection

Shopping In Fort Worth

Shopping in Fort Worth. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s collection.

Chicago Pop Art 1980s into the 2000s

A planned tour of the Chicago art scene in the late 1980s was cut short by a family bereavement, but other occasions provided stimulus from visits to the sites of modern real life legends and the sites of famous movie scenes also served to enhance the tableaus in the work, incorporating both real and imaginary.

Chicago has always been my favourite city in the United States of America. Its decor and history of real-life gangsters and movie characters are recalled but in vivid colours. For me it was a city where the sun always seemed to shine and didn’t suffer too much from the wind.

Chicago Days 1 - Acrylic Painting On Canvas - 1980s Pop Art Collection Artist Doug Kemp

Chicago Days v1

Chicago days, v1. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s collection.

The Big Parade Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1990s Cityscapes Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

The Big Parade

The big parade. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s collection.

Dream On Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas The 2000s Collection Doug Kemp

Dream On

Dream on. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s collection.

Mr Chicago - Limited Edition Artist Linocut Pop Art Print 24x26 Inches Gangster Sitcom © Doug Kemp Art

Mr Chicago

Mr Chicago. Limited Edition Artist Lino Print 24×26 Inches. This is a commissioned piece of work.

Lady With Two Feathers In Her Hat V1- Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1990s Divorce Art Series

Lady With Two Feathers In Her Hat

Lady with two feathers in her hat. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s & Divorce series.

Lady With Two Feathers In Her Hat V 2 Acrylic Painting On Paper 1980s Divorce Pop Art Series Doug Kemp

Lady With four Feathers In Her Hat

Lady with four feathers in her hat. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s & Divorce series.

Weekend Getaway – Very distant hints of Bonnie & Clyde? Art Series

Weekend getaway series by artist Doug Kemp. – No conscious Bonnie and Clyde influence here and it might just be that the good guys are just be trying to help the Moll with the heart of gold and loud clothes, to break away from the gangsters’ evil grip – after all, our hero/anti hero character IS the one in the white hat.

Weekend Getaway 45x42 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1990s Artist Collection Doug Kemp

Weekend Getaway

Weekend Getaway. 114 x 106 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s art collection

Weekend Getaway - 50×45 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Murder Gangster 2000s Artist Collection - Doug Kemp Art

Weekend Getaway V2

Weekend Getaway, v2. 114 x 127 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s art collection. This version appears to show a carry out. Not.

Spies Mini Collection Of Paintings On Paper

Spies, late 1980s acrylic paintings on paper from the relationship art series. These are not actual spies like 007 but rather observers. The title of the series reflects the subject matters of insufficient trust and love.

Here are characters whose intentions and true emotions are hidden. They are afraid of being hurt at the point where people might truly understand who and what they are. In this type of relationship, people pretend or act in certain ways to hide their own feelings. Shaken, not stirred. Not.

Spies 1 - 36x48 Acrylic Painting On Paper 1990s Popart Collection Doug Kemp

Spies V1

Spies v1. Acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s collection.

Spies 2 Acrylic Painting On Paper - 1990s pop art collection - Doug Kemp

Spies V2

Spies v2. Acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s collection.

Spies 2 – 36×48 Acrylic Painting On Paper 1990s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Spies V3

Spies v3. Acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s collection.

Moving On –  Mini Collection Of Paintings

Moving on series by artist Doug Kemp. A reflection of the time and, perhaps, a natural but not necessarily conscious progression from the Divorce series. Resignation to the situation competes with relief, together with the prospect of a new and as yet unknown future.

But a future that is suddenly exploding again with colour with even the suits are getting “louder”.   Overt happiness in facial expression now appears more abundant and there’s not a wrinkle in sight, turning that frown upside down. It is believed that there is not a Dorian Kemp portrait in any attic at play in this series.

Moving On Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1990s Divorce Art Collections Doug Kemp

Moving on V1

Moving on v1. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1970s & Divorce series. Touch of the Industrial.

Moving On Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 2000s Divorce Collection Painting Doug Kemp

Moving on V2

Moving on v2. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s & Divorce series.

Moving Into Abstraction Acrylic Painting On Canvas The 2000s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Moving On Into Abstraction

Moving into Abstraction. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s collection.

Popart Moving On Following A Breakup Collection Doug Kemp Artist

“We are all failures- at least the best of us are.”

James Matthew Barrie, a Scottish novelist, best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan.

“failure club member”

Doug Kemp

Mini PopArt collection – Moving on following a breakup.

Soho Art Series A Mini Collection Of Paintings

Soho Series by artist Doug Kemp. Crime and grime of Soho in the 1950s and 1960s was a part of the British national psyche yet was still on the doorstep of “the establishment”, including The Royal Academy of Art and various galleries.

Newspapers of the time created local anti-heroes that were readily lapped up by a hungry public. The real seedy side could be experienced by a short stroll from the clear light of the veneer of the convention into the dark, yet brightly lit by Neon lights, side streets and alleys.

There is more than one Soho. Once a byword for seedy or risque, Soho in London is now bright and vibrant, which hopefully will keep the ghosts at bay. Soho, also written as Soho is an area in Manhattan in New York City.

Since the 20th century, it has been the location of many artists’ lofts and art galleries. The area’s history is an archetypal example of inner-city regeneration and gentrification, encompassing socio-economic, cultural, political, and architectural developments. There goes the neighbourhood………….

The name “SoHo” derives from the area being “South of Houston Street”, and was coined in the 1960s. The name Soho also recalls an area in London. In the 16th century, this area of central London was a hunting ground, and it is widely claimed that ‘Soho!’ was a cry used either to encourage or to call off harrier dogs when hunting game. It’s a funny old game there now.

Freddie Mills Pop Art Painting on Canvas 50×45 Inches Murder Gangster 2000s - Doug Kemp Art

Freddy Mills Painting

Freddie Mills. Acrylic painting on canvas 50×45 inches depicting the murder/suicide (?) of the 1940s/1950s British champion boxer and one of the first TV sports personalities, Freddie Mills.

On 24 July 1965, Mills was found dead in his car, with a bullet hole through his…

Art Story Freddy Mills
Murder in Soho - 50×45 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting on Canvas Murder Gangster 2000s Art Collection - Doug Kemp

Murder in Soho

Murder in Soho. Acrylic painting on canvas 50×45 inches Murder Gangster 2000s Art Collection – Doug Kemp

Soho Boogie Woogie - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 50x45 inches 2000s Dancing Art Collection - Doug Kemp Art

Soho Boogie Woogie

Soho Boogie Woogie. Acrylic Painting On Canvas 50×45 inches 2000s Dancing Art Collection

Gangster Tango Painting Acrylic On Canvas 45 x 50 inches 2000s collection - Doug Kemp Fine Art

Gangster Tango

Gangster Tango. Acrylic painting on canvas 45 x 50 inches 2000s collection

Falling From A Relationship

Falling depicted in art?  This could indicate that the subject matter is trying to hold on to a situation in life that is not serving their wellbeing. The characters falling in my paintings are bearing hidden insecurities, and social anxieties, or are faced with unstable situations in their lives. Falling figures and the different forms in which they can be depicted also act as a structural device for the whole image.

Falling in love scenes in paintings? – hindsight is a marvellous thing and from that viewpoint, it can’t even be considered a good idea at the time. It’s not necessarily the falling that hurts but the landing. Best to keep falling or learn to bounce and roll, but always wear a crash helmet.

Doug Kemp.

Cherry Beret Acrylic Painting On Canvas The 2000s Popart Collection Doug Kemp

Cherry Beret

Cherry Beret. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s and part of the falling fine-art mini collection

High Wirers - Pop Art Painting On Canvas Heros 50x45 inches 2000s - Doug Kemp

High Wirers

High wirers. Acrylic painting on canvas 50×45 inches 2000s

Love In The Time Of Bubbles 2000s collection Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Doug Kemp

Love In The Time Of Bubbles AKA Corona follies

Love in the time of bubbles AKA Corona follies. 2000s collection Acrylic Painting on canvas.

Cha Cha Cha (Aka Anyway Up) 45x50 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 2000s Doug Kemp Art

Cha Cha Cha

Cha Cha Cha. AKA Anyway Up. 45×50 Inches Acrylic painting on canvas 2000s Doug Kemp Art

Duck And Dive 45x50 inches Acrylic Painting On Canvas 2000s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Duck And Dive

Duck and Dive. 45×50 inches Acrylic painting on canvas 2000s collection, Doug Kemp

Mistic 2 - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Murder Artists Collection Doug Kemp

Mizic. aka the office party

Mzic. AKA The office party. Reference Miss Icarus. Acrylic painting on canvas 1980s Murder art collection.

Weekend Getaway - 50×45 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Murder Gangster 2000s Artist Collection - Doug Kemp Art

Weekend Getaway

Weekend getaway. Acrylic on canvas 127 × 114 cm from the 2000s collection. What a carry on.

Demob Happy Loughbro - Acrylic Painting On Canvas - 1980s Art Collection - Pop Artist Doug Kemp

Demob Happy

Demob happy. Acrylic painting on canvas from 1980s Murder collection and Divorce series. Some men will bend over backwards for a quiet life.

Weekend Getaway 45x42 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1990s Artist Collection Doug Kemp

Weekend Getaway V2

Weekend getaway v2. Acrylic painting on canvas 127 × 114 cm from the 2000s collection.

So Far So Good Painting 45x50 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 2000s Art Collection Doug Kemp

So Far So Good

So far so good. Featuring actress Leslie Caron. 45×50 inches, Acrylic painting on canvas 2000s Collection.

Jump Jump 50 x 42 Inches Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1990s Dance Art Collection Doug Kemp

Jump Jump

Jump Jump. 50 x 42 Inches Acrylic painting on canvas 1990s Dance Art collection.

Angel Series No 1 50 x 45 inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Doug Kemp Fine Art

Angels No. 1

Angels No. 1. Acrylic painting on canvas. Part of the Angels mini-series.

Lady With Feathers in Her Hat, Mini Series

Lady with two feathers in her hat and Lady with four feathers in her hat. These paintings are from the Divorce mini-series of paintings. The two feathers in her hat imply that the woman in the painting can’t have it both ways or she can’t have the best of both worlds. This is very similar to the English proverb: You can’t have your cake and eat it. Four feathers in her hat perhaps means that she has a split personality or is actually holding out for the cake.

However, the placing of a feather in a hat has been a symbol of honour and achievement that has arisen in several cultures – as in the adage: A feather in one’s cap. Although the characters do not appear to be Native American, perhaps they have had some greater achievement other than making a fashion statement or a mating display dance to warrant more than one feather.

Lady With Two Feathers In Her Hat V1- Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1990s Divorce Art Series

A Lady With Two Feathers In Her Hat

A Lady with two feathers in her hat. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s & Divorce series.

Lady With Two Feathers In Her Hat V 2 Acrylic Painting On Paper 1980s Divorce Pop Art Series Doug Kemp

A Lady With four Feathers In Her Hat

A Lady with four feathers in her hat. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s & Divorce series.

Industrial still life paintings on paper

Industrial still life paintings on paper from the 1980s. “Up the workers” had other, sad, connotations at the time. Although not intended as a political comment, there may have been a subconscious influence (as many influences on Doug actually appear to be) by the current industrial relations.

It could also be, of course, just have been the effect of country life and the desire for the city experience or maybe even a celebration of getting away from it?! Spot the Industrial tags throughout this site.

Industrial Still Life V1 Acrylic Painting On Paper 1980s PopArt Series Doug Kemp

Industrial Still Life, V1

Industrial Still Life V1. Acrylic painting on paper from the 1980s

Industrial Still Life V2 Acrylic Painting On Paper 1980s Artist Series Doug Kemp

Industrial Still Life, V2

Industrial Still Life V2. With pin-up girl. Acrylic painting on paper from the 1980s. Pin-up girl and heavy machinery.

Domestic Bliss Mini collection –  The prelude to divorce

Dusting, vacuuming or laughing together while you’re paying the bills, sharing those moments while washing the dishes, such is togetherness…. What could be better than all of this domestic bliss? Maybe an Au Pair would have helped….even a Slo-vac.

Domestic Animals 30x32 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1990s Divorce Pop-Art Series - Doug Kemp

Domestic Animals

Domestic Animals. 76 x 81 cm painting on canvas from the 1990s Divorce Domestic Bliss mini collection.

Domestic Animals Acrylic PopArt Painting On Canvas 1990s Divorce Sitcom PopArt Series Doug Kemp

Domestic Animals, V2

Domestic Animals, V2. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s pop-art Divorce Domestic Bliss mini collection.

Viewing Domestic Bliss 60x64" Acrylic Canvas Pop Art Painting 1980s Self Portrait Divorce Domestic Bliss Collection

Viewing Domestic Bliss

Viewing Domestic Bliss. 152 x 162 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s found in the Divorce Domestic Bliss mini collection.

Two For One Paintings bogof

Two for One or BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free) is the consumerism of the Supermarket at its best.

The phrase is borrowed here to describe the at least two separate subjects within the work that have been split. Split, as if in a prism, or perhaps as a boss-eyed view through some vertical blinds….or even as a desperately poor reconstruction of the images that have accidentally been put through a shredder.

It is hoped that effect holds the viewer’s attention until they feel they have absorbed all the content and then maybe make a personal appointment to review and possibly review again.

Dance to the Music 45 x 50 inches Two for 1 Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas - Artist Doug Kemp

Dance to the Music

Dance to the music v2. 114 × 127 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s and 2 for 1 collections.

Modern Times 45 x 50 inches Two For One Series Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas - Artist Doug Kemp

Modern Times

Modern times. 114 × 127 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s and 2 for 1 collections.

Angel Series No 1 50 x 45 inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Doug Kemp Fine Art

Angels v1

Angels, v1. 114 x 127 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s, Angels, Reflections and 2 for 1 collections.

The Bird Man 45 x 50 inches Two For One Series Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas - Artist Doug Kemp

The BirdMan acrylic painting on canvas 114 x 127 cm

The Birdman. No conscious influence by the legend of The Birdman of Alcatraz…..but… Robert Franklin Stroud, imprisoned from 1909 until his death in 1963 was a convicted murderer, prisoner and author who was an infamous criminal in the USA.

Stroud, during his time at Leavenworth Penitentiary, reared and sold birds and became a respected ornithologist, but when transferred to Alcatraz…

Art Story – The Bird Man
The Kursaal, 50×45 Inches Pop Art Painting on Canvas Dancing 2000s 2for1 - Doug Kemp Art

The Kursaal.

The Kursaal. Acrylic painting on canvas 45 x 50 inches. Happy memories – In my youth at the Kursaal, there was a cage in which a girl in baby doll pyjamas lay in bed, above her head there was a bullseye which energetic youths tossed hard balls at, if they hit the bullseye

Art Story The Kursaal
Angels 2 1933 ft John Dillinger & Johnny Depp 50×45 Inches Acrylic Painting Canvas Murder Gangster 2000s popart Doug

Angels 2 1933

Angels 2 1933. Featuring Johnny Depp in the role of John Dillinger from the 2009 movie ‘Public Enemies’. Acrylic painting on canvas, 114 x 127 cm from the 2000s collection.

Running Woman - 50x45 inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Modern Times 2000s Collection - Doug Kemp

Running Woman

Running Woman. 114 x 127 cm Modern times. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s collection.

Running Man - 50x45 inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Modern Times 2000s Collection - Doug Kemp

Running man

Running Man. 114 x 127 cm Modern times series. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s. Hope he hasn’t just stolen the woman’s dress.

Well Hi Hello 48x36 Inches Acrylic Painting On Paper 1990s Artist Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Well Hi… Hello

Well Hi… Hello. From the Reflections series, 122 x 91 cm Acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s. What’s the chance of two sets in identical twins meeting like that?

Comet Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1970s Heros Art Series Doug Kemp

Comet

Comet. From the Reflections series, Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s.

Ciggies - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1990s Artist Collection Doug Kemp

Ciggies

Ciggies. From the Reflections series, 122x 91 cm Acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s.

“More and more I believe in the secret behaviour of human beings.”

“DITTO…

Doug Kemp

Doug Kemp, Castle Godwyn paradise in 1968

Relationships The Art Lovers

Some are self-portrait paintings featuring the alter ego of artist Doug Kemp together with the influences on his imagination. Physical objects, as either personal possessions past or present, or those just “met in passing”, often occupy a place in a corner of the mind that can trigger memories.

These can be either directly connected to, or unassociated with, actual events. Memories are personal and the versions of the reality of the same event from the point of view of other individuals present will not necessarily be the same.

Particular physical objects, if still in existence, maybe a constant jolt to the mind’s eye and may drive the desire to reproduce them in imagery, perhaps in the hope to exorcise their influence or just in celebration. In the end, the reality of the object may not live up to its portrayal. However, versions of some of the same objects reappear in different works.

The Sculptress V1 - Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1990s Divorce Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

The Sculptress, V2

The Sculptress v2. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s

Sculptress V2 12x18 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1990s Art Doug Kemp

The Sculptress, V1

The Sculptress v1. 30 x 45 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s part of a collection of smalls

The Sculpture Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1980s Popart - Doug Kemp

The Sculpture

The Sculpture. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s pop-art collection

The Art Lovers 72x54 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Art Series Doug Kemp

The Art Lovers

The art lovers. 183 x 137 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the Art Lovers collection.

Art Lovers Zurich - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 72x60 inches 1990s Popart Collection Doug Kemp

Art Lovers Zurich

Art lovers Zurich. Acrylic Painting On Canvas 182 x 152 cm from the 1990s Art Lovers collection.

The Art Lovers V2 Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1990s Art Collection - Doug Kemp

The Art Lovers, V2

The art lovers v2. Acrylic painting on canvas from the Art Lovers collection.

The Art Of Leger – Series Of Paintings Referencing Fernand Leger’s Style

Tributes to one of my art heroes, a man who inspired me… Fernand Leger.

Fernand Leger was a trail blazer and very much regarded as ‘the forerunner’ of the new and upcoming style of art that is now commonly known as Pop Art. Leger, 1881 – 1955, was a French painter, sculptor and filmmaker who in his early years developed his own form of cubism (known as tubism) which later developed into a figurative style. He was influenced by Medieval and Renaissance painting, the same as Doug, in turn passing the baton.

His character from the painting woman with a book (Painted in 1923) is referenced directly in this series of canvas paintings.

Transporting The Forged Leger 160x60 Acrylic On Canvas 1980s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Transporting The Forged Leger v1, Diptych with v2

Transporting the forged Leger v1, Diptych with v2. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s & Forged Leger collections. Believed to be 72 x 60 inches

Transporting Forged Leger Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Art Collection - Doug Kemp

Transporting The Forged Leger v2, Diptych with v1

Transporting the forged Leger, v2 Diptych with v1. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s & Forged Leger collections. Believed to be 72 x 60 inches

The Forger - Leger 1990s Art Collection Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Doug Kemp

The Forger

The Forger. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s & Forged Leger collections.

Discovering Leger Ceramics - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas The 2000s Art Collection Doug Kemp

Discovering Leger Ceramics

Discovering Leger ceramics. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s & Forged Leger collections.

Forging Leger - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Leger Art Series - Doug Kemp

Forging Leger

Forging Leger. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s & Forged Leger collections.

All That Jazz Painting Dancing Times Leger Collection 45x50 2000s Doug Kemp

All That Jazz

All that Jazz. 45×50 inches Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s & Forged Leger collections.

Artist Print Types – The Different Formats

The different formats of Artist print types explained. Linocut, Giclee & Silk screen print collections from Doug Kemp .

Print Store – View All Prints By Doug Kemp
Happy Girl 61x66cm Giclee Artist Print Nude Collection Doug Kemp Fine Art

Giclee Artist Prints

Spelt correctly Giclée is a French word for little squirt. This is a digital printing process in which a type of ink-jet printer is used with specialist inks to produce a high quality Art print. As an artist, I feel a Giclee/Giclée print produces a better finish than other types of modern artist printing formats.

Giclee Art Prints
Perfidia- Limited Edition Artist Linocut Pop Art Print 24x26 Inches Top 10 Popart - Doug Kemp Fine Art

Linocut Artist Prints

A Linocut is a relief print that is produced like a woodcut but uses lino as the surface from which the design is carved as a template used for the printing. In making a Linocut, basically your design uses the raised (uncarved) areas for the different inks to print the same picture over and over.

Linocut Prints
Rainy Day Taxi - Limited Edition Artist Giclee Pop Art Print 24x26 Inches Best Popart Doug Kemp

Silkscreen Print Collection

Creating screen prints – The inks are forced through a mesh screen onto the printed surface. This enables certain areas of the screen template to be impervious to the printing ink, in effect creating a stencil. The ink that is able to pass through forms the printed image.

Silk Screen Prints

Print Gallery Fly Through Video – 1 of 2

Doug Kemp print gallery collection fly through on YouTube, Part 1 of 2 .  Subscribe and click the bell for notification for the next video release.

NightClub Singers Artist Print Collection

The 1920s saw the emergence of many female musicians and singers including African-American blues singer Bessie Smith who went on to inspire women singers from later eras and to this very day.

The video featured here from ‘Babylon Berlin’, a German TV series, encompases just about everything Doug loves about the late 1920s nightclub scene. The music, the vibe and the banana girls. Other fruits are also available.

Babylon Berlin is a German speaking neo-noir television series and is set in the latter years of the Weimar Republic (1929).

The story follows a police inspector on assignment to dismantle an extortion ring, and Charlotte Ritter, police clerk by day, flapper by night, who aspires to become a police inspector herself.

Young Goddesses Portraits As Giclee Prints

The Young Goddesses Mini collection. This collection of paintings and prints features iconic movie stars when they were in their prime. Of the six original paintings, so far 4 have been converted into Giclee prints. Cybill and Ida will be be added to the Giclee collection in due course.

  • Painting & Print – Frances Farmer / Lauren Bacall / Brigitte Bardot / Priscilla Presley
  • Painting Only – Cybill Shepherd / Ida Lupino

Original Young Goddesses Paintings On Canvas

Artist Prints – The nude collection

Buy Now Nudes Prints By Doug Kemp

Just three examples from the nudes and knickers artist print collection. View more.

Nudes Prints – Print work By Doug Kemp

Madonna Paintings & Prints

A Madonna (ma-donna) has an obvious religious connection and is a representation of Mary, mother of Jesus in the Christian faith. A church icon and in paintings throughout history, the term has also become a byword for purity and even beauty.

Various depictions have appeared over time, often related to the current fashion.

Sea Madonna 36×36 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Art Doug Kemp

Sea Madonna v1

Sea Madonna, v1. Believed to be 60 × 48 inches. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s.

Seaside Madonna

Sea Madonna v2

Sea Madonna, v2. Believed to be 60 x 48 inches. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s. She’s lucky that the gull hasn’t stolen her kebab.

Sky Madonna Pop Art Mono Print 1970s 1980s Doug Kemp

Sky Madonna

Sky Madonna. Unique monoprint from the early 1980s. Believed to be 30 x 32 inches,

Driving Madonna 54x75cm acylic painting on paper from the 1990s

Driving Madonna

Driving Madonna. 54x75cm Mono print from the 1990s

This collection has only a minor religious influence ( actually more of just an influence of historical religious art). Madonna here also appears to owe her identity partly to the comic character Lady Blackhawk and various war films and to the real, striking, fringe of an ex-art student and friend.

Betty Page also had a nice fringe. As is often the case, the works start to take on their own identity while still in production.

The monuments artist collection – Part of the dancing times art series

The monuments art collection shows Doug’s love of Art Deco architecture. This architecture is still to be found in most cities and towns and particularly at the seaside. Not always noticed and often neglected, it was once the epitome of a brighter hope and confidence between the World wars.

Fashion (even in architecture) changed greatly post WW2, and many great examples were torn down with only a relatively recent revival and desire to preserve them. Now they are more than just monuments to times passed, and even if only the mere facade is kept and the rest has been disemboweled in modernising their utility, that remnant takes its place in the established cityscape. Some of the remaining structures formed reference to the 1950s and 1960s subculture, architecture and principles of modern-day design.

This series also pays homage to the form of the figures and structures in the Medici Chapels in Florence, designed by Michelangelo.

Monuments1 Aka Trains Boats Planes 45x50 Inch Acrylic Painting On Canvas 2000s And Monuments Artist Collection Doug Kemp

Monuments V1

Monuments v1. AKA Trains, Boats, Planes. 115 x 127 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s collection.

Monuments V2 Aka Paramount 45x50 Inch Acrylic Painting On Canvas 2000s And Monuments Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Monuments V2

Monuments v2. AKA Paramount. Paramount Pictures was the force behind many glamourous Hollywood movies, although the central structure represented here actually resembles an Odeon. 115 x 127 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s collection.

Monuments V3 Aka The Guardians 45x50 Inch Acrylic Painting On Canvas 2000s And Monuments Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Monuments V3

Monuments v3. AKA The Guardians. 115 x 127 cm acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s collection.

Mudmen Paintings

This series was inspired by an ancient text by Procopius, who wrote a mainstream military history and a description of the monuments which the Roman Emperor Justinian built. However, he had to keep his most acute writing for posthumous publication.

This text portrays Justinian and Theodora as corrupt, immoral, and just plain evil. The original title of this work was Anecdota. Procopius speculates that Justinian might have been not even human, perhaps vampiric.

He quotes eyewitness accounts of Justinian shapeshifting into a ‘shapeless mass of flesh’ and latterly referred to as a Meat Headed Monster. Any similarity to The Blockheads is purely coincidental!

The mudman Acrylic painting on paper from the 1980s pop art collection Doug Kemp

The Mudman

The Mudman. Acrylic painting on paper from the 1980s collection.

Mudmen V2 The Screaming Minnies Acrylic Painting On Canvas 2000s And Mudmen Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

The Mudman V2 The Screaming Minnies

The Mudman v2, The Screaming Minnies. Acrylic painting on paper from the 1980s collection.

Mudmen V3 Directing The Aliens - Acrylic Painting On Canvas 2000s And Mudmen Pop art Collection Doug Kemp

Mudmen V3 The ALIENS

Mudmen v3, Directing the Aliens. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s collection.

Mudmen V1 Lessons For The Mudmen Acrylic Painting On Canvas 2000s And Mudmen Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Mudmen V4 Lessons For The Mudmen

Mudmen v4, Lessons for the Mudmen. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s collection.

ORDER NOW – New Limited Edition Giclee Artist Prints (Out Soon)

By popular request, Doug Kemp paintings undergoing conversion into Giclee prints. Register your interest now or place an order.

Im Awake Acrylic Painting On Paper 24x24 Inches Doug Kemp Pop Art

Peaches

Peaches. Acrylic Painting on Paper 24×24 Inches. Painted in the mid 1990s. Luke found this hidden gem in a roll of paintings. Doug was taken aback, as at the time of painting (25 years ago) he didn’t like it. On reflection he has changed his mind.

Lucy 45x48 Inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Pop-art Series Doug Kemp Art

Lucy

Lucy. Acrylic painting on canvas and is part of the Nude collection. In process of being reworked as a Giclee print.

Moonlight Hero Painting On Paper 24x24 Inches 1990s Heroes & Villains Pop Art Artist Series Doug Kemp

Moonlight Hero

Moonlight Hero. Giclee Print. Originally a painting on paper, painted in the late 1990s. Part of the Heroes & Villains artist collection.

Arcadia Series Nude Fine Art Paintings

Arcadia, although also being the name of a region in Greece, as in this series of canvas paintings it also refers to ancient Greek mythology.

Located in the Peloponnese (A geographic region in southern Greece), Arcadia was considered to be a wilderness in which the God Pan resided, along with his dryads, nymphs and other spirits (but not Ouzo at the time).

Nymphs. These are Mythological spirits of nature depicted as a beautiful nude women who inhabit rivers and forests.

Dryads. These are nymphs who inhabit trees.

The God Pan, in Greek mythology, was a deity of the wild, fertility, sexuality and rustic music and taught the shepherd Daphnis to play the Pan flute. In the Arcadia series of paintings, the point of view is that of Pan (so he is not seen). Pan’s traditional appearance in art is that of a Satyr, a more or less bestial in form, and is generally represented as a vigorous and lustful figure having horns, legs, and the ears of a goat. However, his mother still loved him.

Pan had a mighty roar and could display excessive speed without tiring, he had the ability to travel between Mount Olympus and the human realm at any time he chose.

Pan also had the ability to transform objects into something else or other forms. And is known for his varility and for possessing a great sense of humor.

Don’t Panic!  The modern word “panic” in actual fact comes from the God Pan. In mythology Pan, helped his ally in battle by letting out a mighty roar.   This cry scared the enemys which caused them to retreat in terror.  Pan’s cry during battle would later become the origin of the word panic.

Pan’s main weakness was that of lust, forever chasing after nymphs & dryads.  Because he was a satyr, (Half man, half goat) he was considered unattractive despite always being constantly sexually arowsed and virulent.  Pan was blinkered as was only able to comprehend the lighter and happier human emotions, the causality of pain and suffering were completely alien to him.

Arcadia 1 The Viewing Of Arcadia 50x55 Inches Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1990s Arcadia Pop art Collection Doug Kemp Art

Arcadia V1, The viewing of Arcadia.

Arcadia v1, The viewing of Arcadia. 127 cm x 140 cm Acrylic painting on canvas, part of the 1990s & Arcadia collections.

Arcadia 2 Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1990s Arcadia Pop Art Greek Collection Doug Kemp

Arcadia v2.

Arcadia v2. 127 cm x 140 cm. Acrylic painting on canvas, part of the 1990s & Arcadia collections.

The Artist & Model Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1990s Arcadia Art Collection Doug Kemp

Artist & Model.

The Artist & Model. Acrylic painting on canvas, part of the 1990s & Arcadia series.

Phantoms Of Bordello Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1990s Arcadia PopArt Collection - Doug Kemp

Phantoms Of THE Bordello.

Phantoms of the Bordello. Acrylic painting on canvas, part of the 1990s & Arcadia series.

Odalisk Acrylic Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1990s Nude Arcadia Art Collection Doug Kemp

Odalisk.

Odalisk. Acrylic painting on canvas, part of the 1990s & Arcadia series.

An Odalisk is a woman slave in a harem and the term is also used as an artistic representation, often highly eroticized, of such a slave.

The 1980s & The Sitcoms Paintings

Painted in the 1980s. A developing style at a time where when some people chased each other around in big spaces and canvases and minds needed a treat and not just the exercise.

In contrast to the Cityscapes, landscapes and vegetation are now often the order of the day and the bright yellows and reds have given way to greens but not knowingly dabbling in Veganism. A chase or just plain “seeking” features in the representation of the characters and, unusually, they do not dominate the works in their proportions. They are, however, still critical in the telling of the tale.

The sizes given for these paintings might not be accurate but it is believed the approximate size of all the pieces is around 122 cm (48 inches).

Stag At Bay 60x72 Inches Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1980s Sitcom Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Stag At Bay

Stag at Bay. 152 x 183 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s Sitcom collection.

The Maze 30x32 Inches Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1980s Sitcom Pop art Collection Doug Kemp

The Maze

The Maze. 76 x 81 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s Sitcom collection.

The Citadel Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 44 inches 1980s Sitcom Collection Doug Kemp

The Citadel

The Citadel. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s Sitcom collection.

Home And Dry Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Sitcom Art Collection Doug Kemp

Home And Dry

Home and Dry. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s Sitcom collection.

Decoy - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Sitcom Art Collection - Doug Kemp

Decoy

Decoy. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s Sitcom collection.

Hide & Seek Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Sitcom Popart Collection Doug Kemp

Hide & Seek

Hide & Seek. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s Sitcom collection.

Night Garage Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Sitcom Art Series Doug Kemp

Night Garage

Night garage. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s Sitcom collection.

Stormy Weather Acrylic Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Sitcom Collection Doug Kemp

Stormy Weather

Stormy weather. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s Sitcom collection.

Discovering The West Country - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Sitcom Artist Collection Doug Kemp

Discovering The West Country

Discovering the West Country. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s Sitcom collection.

A Sudden Shower - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Sitcom Art Series Doug Kemp

A Sudden Shower

A Sudden shower. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s Sitcom collection.

Giants At Play V2 Painting On Canvas 1980s Sitcom Pop-art Series Doug Kemp

Giants At Play V2

Giants at play, v2. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s Sitcom collection.

Breaking Up The Happy Home - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1980s Sitcom Divorce Art Series Doug Kemp

Breaking Up The Happy Home

Breaking up the Happy Home. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s Sitcom collection.

Art Collections

Six decades as an artist with nearing 500 peices of artwork from Doug Kemp on this site. The artist collections help sort this wealth of modern popular art into some form of order.

Blue Nude Reworked Giclee Print Art Collection Doug Kemp Artists

Nudes Art Collection

Nudes collection of art & paintings on canvas, paper and prints. The oldest nude art example found can be dated back to prehistory, some 25,000 years older than the work found on this page.

Nudes
Moonlight Hero Painting On Paper 24x24 Inches 1990s Heroes & Villains Pop Art Artist Series Doug Kemp

Heroes & Villians Art Collection

Art of war, heroes, villains & gangsters artist collection.  A collection of paintings on canvas, paper and heroic artist prints, referenced from the golden age of comic book art and WW2.

Heroes & Villians
Self Murder 45x50 Inches Acrylic Painting On Canvas The 2000s Murder-Suicide Scandal Pop Art Artist Collection Doug Kemp

Murder, Suicide & Scandal

This collection of paintings on canvas, paper and artist prints titled Murder, Suicide & Scandal is Doug Kemps personal observation on the darker side of human nature.

Murder, Suicide & Scandal
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