Douglas Fryer (American, b.1963) is regarded for his richly textured, subtly abstracted landscapes, still lifes and figures. He believes that “Art is in the process and result of organizing elements for the purpose of stimulating the senses, emotions and thoughts of both the creator and the viewer of the work. Works of art are evidence of the artist’s effort to experience and comprehend the world and to observe particular nuances in visual, conceptual and spiritual information.” Using a variety of tools, techniques and media, he creates poetic works that inspire contemplation and reflection. Fryer was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and in California. He received a BFA (1988) and MFA (1995) from Brigham Young University, principally studying with Bruce Hixon Smith. Interested in work that explores the interplay between the physical and metaphysical, Fryer has been influenced by artists such as Soren Emil Carlsen, John Twachtman, George Inness, Edgar Degas, Fred Cuming, V. Douglas Snow and Alex Kanevsky. Fryer has taught at BYU, University of Hartford, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Snow College. His work is held in numerous private and public collections. He is represented by Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Illume Gallery of Fine Art, St. George, Utah. Fryer currently lives with his family in Spring City, Utah.