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Relationships Art Collection

"The Relationships Collection" By Artist Doug Kemp - Paintings & prints featuring artists observations into human relationships.

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Relationships Art Collection – Paintings & Prints Observing Human Interaction

We often think the path for all intimate relationships is the progress from an initial giddy infatuation to a blissful state of happily-ever-after. This is a narrative we see all the time in films, TV, and music.  In reality, love is a journey without a final destination.

The relationships we form are all a series of shared experiences. Joy and happiness in equal measure with life’s trials and tribulations. Love is a battlefield.

Couples & Relationships Art – Two Girls Painting And Prints

There must be few people who haven’t heard of the adage… “The Actress and the Bishop”…. or “Come up and see my etchings….”

Relationships don’t always involve two people and throwing another person into the mix will inevitably cause problems and this is the basis of many a good film noir plot and a fertile ground for images on celluloid and canvas.

American Tourist Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1990s Art Series Doug Kemp

American Tourist

American Tourist. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s

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

The Samurai

The Samurai. 121 x 92 cm Acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s

Jump Jump 122x114cm aprox acrylic canvas pop art painting 2010s dancing times collections Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020288

Jump Jump

Jump Jump. AKA Sweet C. 45 X 58 inches 2000s collection Acrylic painting on canvas, Doug Kemp

Snake Charming sisters acrylic canvas pop art painting with uk artist Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020532

Snake Charming Sisters

Snake charming sisters. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s

Chicago Artist And Model Acrylic Painting On Canvas The 1980s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Chicago Artist And Model

Chicago Artist and Model. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s collection.

Twins - Limited Edition Artist Silk Screen ArtistPop Art Prints 24x24 Inches Classic Popart - Doug Kemp Art

Twins

Twins. 61 x 61 cm limited edition artist silkscreen print. Pop-art you can buy from the Doug Kemp artist print store.

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The Valentine

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

Relationships & Love Art Collection - Paintings & Prints Featuring Couples - Doug Kemp Gallery

“Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.”

“ Teflon Asbestos”

Doug Kemp

Doug Kemp artistic observation on relationships

depicting complexities of relationships in art

Comedy and farce also lend themselves to the complexities of relationships and it should be remembered that relationships don’t necessarily even involve another person.

Discounting relationships with animals, where there can be some real interaction, people have been known to form strong attachments to inanimate objects or places. Unfortunately, this is often now dismissed as a mere obsession or, in a severe case, a fetish.

Stone Bride Acrylic Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1990s Divorce Artist Collection Doug Kemp

Stone Bride

Stone Bride. Post-2000 acrylic painting on canvas from the Divorce collection

The Final Conflict Acrylic Painting On Canvas 1990s Divorce Self Portrait Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Final Conflict

Final conflict. Acrylic painting on canvas painted in the 1990s

Chinning The Snake divorce art series acrylic canvas 2020s pop art painting with uk artist Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020642

Chinning The Snake

Chinning the snake. Post-2000 Acrylic painting on canvas from the Divorce collection

The Fitting 48x36 Inches Acrylic Painting On Paper 1990s Popart Artist Collection Doug Kemp

The Fitting

The Fitting. 121 x 91 cm acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s artist collection.

In reference to Ira Levin’s ‘The Stepford Wifes’ book .The term “Stepford wife” is generally used as a derogatory term for a submissive and docile wife who seems to conform blindly to the stereotype of an old-school subservient role in their relationship with their husbands.

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.

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

By popular request, Doug Kemp paintings undergoing conversion into Giclee prints. These prints have been are now part of the post 2020 collection and available from our store.

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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 quite taken aback, as at the time of painting (25 years ago) he didn’t much like it. On reflection he has changed his mind.

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Not Avon

Not Avon Giclee Print. Originally an acylic painting on paper from the late 1990s and produced as (no more than) 20 linocuts in the early 2000’s. Modified & reproduced in 2023 as 75 signed limited edition artist Giclee prints. Highly collectable.

Doug Kemp moonlight hero - Heroes villains collection 35 pop art giclee signed prints

Moonlight Hero

Moonlight Hero. Giclee Print. Originally an acylic painting on paper from the late 1990s and produced as (no more than) 20 linocuts in the early 2000’s. Modified & reproduced in 2023 as 35 signed limited edition artist Giclee prints as part of a Kickstarter campaign

Relationships art to influence the feelings of the viewer

I often see images or moments in time as snapshots that are then filed away (often unintentionally) deep in the memory. These can be resurrected, triggered by another image or event, and both may reappear featured together (although not originally related) as complementary images in the same piece of work. These may be related to the once physical or to a mental background to the major subjects and often develop, almost organically, even during the actual process of putting paint to canvas.

The works of Relationships in Art, like the memories and their portrayal, are diverse and naturally influence the feelings of the viewer (as all art should), dependent on their current mood. The emotions to be evoked are inherent in the work but time can mellow or, much worse, reignite bitter feelings best left in the past. This is greatest from a personal view of the author of the work and others may just view it as in passing in blissful ignorance and, hopefully, in appreciation of what they get from it.

Some works exude natural happiness but others can evoke the mild anxiety intended, which IS film noir and life’s influence.

Doug Kemp, paraphrased.

Strange Sisters 72x65 inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1990s Artist Collection Doug Kemp

Strange Sisters

Strange sisters. 182 x 165 cm Painting on canvas from the 1990s art collection

Walk On By 182x137cm acrylic canvas 1990s pop art painting with uk artist Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020554

Walk On By

Walk on by. Acrylic painting on canvas 182 x 137 cm from the 1980s

Cherry Beret

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

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

Strolling

Strolling. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1990s artist collection

A Walk In The Park - Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas The 2000s Art Collection Doug Kemp

A walk in the park

A walk in the park.Acrylic painting on canvas from the the 2000s art collection

Apache Acrylic Painting On Canvas 2000s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp Artist

Apache

Apache. Acrylic painting on canvas from the the 2000s art collection

Jump Mini Collection Of Paintings

In almost all cultures in the world, jumping depicted in life and in art has the similar meaning, it is a representative way of acknowledging an achievement of one’s goals, jumping for joy.

Magician v4 acrylic 114x122cm canvas pop art painting 2010s magician collection Doug Kemp #popartdoug p1020612

The Magician v4

The Magician v4. 114 x 127 cm – Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s and Magician mini-series of art

Jump And Jive 122x114cm aprox acrylic canvas pop art painting chevey dancing times 2010s collections Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020778

Jump And Jive

Jump and Jive. Acrylic painting on canvas, the 2000s Art Collection, Doug Kemp Art

Jump The Rabbit 48x36 Inches Acrylic Painting On Paper 1990s Art Collection Doug Kemp

Jump The Rabbit

Jump the Rabbit. 48×36 Inches Acrylic painting on paper 1990s Art collection, Doug Kemp

Relationships & falling out of Love Art Collection - Paintings & Prints Featuring Couples - Doug Kemp Gallery

“The human heart was made to be broken.”

“superglue!”

Doug Kemp

Doug Kemp, Castle Godwyn paradise in 1968

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

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

The High Wirers 127x114cm acrylic canvas pop art painting 2000s dark series with uk artist Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020414

High Wirers

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

Love In A Time Of bubbles acrylic 114x122cm aprox canvas pop art painting 2020s covid collection doug kemp popartdoug p1020308

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 (Ms Ic). Acrylic painting on canvas 1980s Murder art collection.

Weekend Getaway v1 acrylic 114x122cm aprox canvas pop art painting 1990s collection Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020710

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 v2acrylic 114x122cm aprox canvas pop art painting 1990s collection doug kemp popartdoug p1020718

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.

Angels v3 114x127 acrylic painting canvas 2010s relationships dark pop art colletion with uk artist Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020390

Angels No. 1

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

Relationships formed With Dance

Whether dancing the Turkey trot, the Tango, the Twist, as a flapper in the Charleston or even Disco fever, they can all be considered the vertical expression of a horizontal desire (for a carnal relationship). Mating displays and mere exercise aside, celebrating dance is its own form of art.

Electro Swing - 50x45" Acrylic Pop Art Painting Dancing Times 2000s Collection - Doug Kemp

Electro Swing

Electro Swing.127 x 114 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the Dancing times pop-art collection.

Dance To The Music 50x45 inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Dancing Modern Times 2000s Collection - Doug Kemp

Dance To The Music v1

Dance to the Music, v1. 127 x 114 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the Dancing times pop-art collection. Not to be confused with the painting Dancing to the Music.

Jump Jump

Jump Jump. AKA Sweet C. Acrylic painting on canvas 127×115 cm. Jump Jump has its own page here

Roof Top Boogie Acrylic Painting On Canvas 50x45 inches 2000s Art Collection - Doug Kemp Art

Roof Top Boogie Woogie

Roof top Boogie Woogie. 127 x 114 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the Dancing times pop-art collection

Tango v2 dancing times art collection 127×115cm acrylic canvas pop art painting with uk artist Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020666

Tango 2

Tango v2. 127 x 114 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the Dancing times pop-art collection

Doug Kemp Price Catalogue

BUY DOUG KEMP CANVAS PAINTINGS

Complete the web form to download Doug Kemp canvas sales catalogue 2022 which contains reserved and estimated prices and information on how to be notified of our next auction.

Download the art price guide and depending on your location, you can buy Doug Kemp’s painting by leaving a bid on the auction page (to be set up).  Talking to us or through a number of independent galleries where the art is on show worldwide.

All paintings and prints are signed by the artist Doug Kemp and come with a certificate of authentication

We are also looking into using NFTs as RW-NFTs (RW – Real World) as a new form of painting authentication and ownership log, to facilitate the prevention of fraud and assist in future transfers of ownership.

Doug Kemp’s artist pop art prints are available to purchase from the print store and all are sold unframed.  Despatched as a recorded delivery item the print is safely rolled, in a circular packaging tubing.

Paintings – Stepping in & out of a relationship

Walking away in art represents a need for a break or a change of pace, a feeling to try new things or to spend more time alone. Walking with your partner is an idealisation or romanticism of what the perception of a real family should be like.

City Days 1 aka Hither And Tither Acrylic Painting On Canvas 2000s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

City Days V1

City days, v1. AKA Hither & Tither. Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s Pop-Art collection

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

The Maze

The Maze. 60 x 81 cm – Acrylic painting on canvas from the 1980s Sitcom mini art collection

Sunrise Sunset Acrylic Painting On Paper 48x36 inches 1990s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Sunrise Sunset

Sunrise Sunset. Acrylic painting on paper 121 x91 cm from the 1990s art 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 mini collection

Good Old summertime 114x122cm aprox canvas pop art painting 2010s relationships collections Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020384

Good Old Summer time

Good old Summer time. Acrylic painting on canvas. Modern Times, 50 x 45 inches 2000s – Doug Kemp Art

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

Fort Worth Days

Fort Worth Days. 122 x 91 cm Acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s Art Collection

Running Man 127x114cm acrylic canvas painting 2000s pop art painting ft bettie page uk artist Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020404

Running Man

Running man. Acrylic painting on canvas, has its own page & video – Running Man Page

Despite the circular background remaining in the same position as its twinned painting (Running Woman). There is a reversal in the sense that whereas ‘The Running Woman’ is running into the frame, our male character here is facing outwards.

However, he is not running away, but rather running into the entrance of a tunnel where the optical viewport offers multiple planes of perspective which are presented by the stridden layers to which he is navigating.

The scantily-clad female is a reoccurring character throughout a number of paintings and pays homage to one of Doug’s favourite iconic pin-up models from the 1950s, Bettie Page.

The Race

The Race. Acrylic painting on canvas 127×115 cm. The Race has its own page here

Spies Mini Collection Of Paintings On Paper

Spies,  early 1990s 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.

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Spies V1

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

Spies v2 acylic pop art painting paper 121x91cm spies 2000s artist collection Doug Kemp popartdoug p1010441

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.

spies v4 acylic pop art painting paper 121x91cm spies 2000s artist collection doug kemp popartdoug p1010426 Featured Image

Spies V4

Spies v4. Acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s collection.

Not Hiding 96x122cm acrylic painting on paper 1990s spies spy collection artist Doug Kemp #popartdoug p1010439

No Hiding Spies V5

Spies v5 (No Hiding). Acrylic painting on paper from the 1990s collection.

city times acrylic 106x114cm aprox canvas pop art painting 2000s spies series circle collection doug kemp popartdoug p1020616 Featured Image

City Time Spies V6

Spies v6 (City Times). Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s collection.

Relationships WITH THE Art LOVERS

Art lovers standing in an art gallery admiring their own work but harbouring resentment. Possibly excessively blinkered on past accomplishments, yet knowing that someone around them also has had their own past experiences that they still can not overcome.

In an art gallery, it becomes almost dangerous to overhear others’ comments on a piece of work, particularly your own. Everyone is an art critic in a gallery but it is warming to realise that a piece may mean so many different things to different people, with there being no need to actually agree.

The danger comes when someone tries to convert or educate another’s opinion without invitation. This obviously also applies in society, generally, but a difference of opinion even in art has also caused great strife throughout history, the latest (and probably the worst) being the particular taste of Mr Hitler.

Various works of art stolen by the Nazis are still missing to this day and are being avidly sought by different individuals and organisations.

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 pop-art 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 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 collection also pays homage to the form of the figures and structures in the Medici Chapels in Florence, designed by Michelangelo.

Monuments v1 127x114cm acrylic canvas pop art painting monuments art deco colection of 3 with uk artist Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020445

Monuments V1

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

monuments v2 127x114cm acrylic canvas pop art painting monuments art deco colection of 3 with uk artist doug kemp popartdoug p1020475 Featured Image

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 127x114cm acrylic canvas pop art painting monuments art deco colection of 3 with uk artist doug kemp popartdoug p1020460 Featured Image

Monuments V3

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

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