Doug McAbee learned to weld at age 7. While his imagination was running wild, his father began teaching him practical construction methods with wood and steel. The sense of play and exploration he valued then is still with him as he creates whimsical and organic drawings and sculptures.
Doug earned his MFA at Winthrop University and works as Professor of Art at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. He lives out in the middle of nowhere with his family and their dogs and he creates drawings and sculptures when he’s not teaching.
Doug is interested in using humor, color, and narrative in his artwork. His father was a great storyteller and Doug is interested in the power of imagery and story in his visual communication with viewers. Doug creates indoor and outdoor murals, as well as indoor and outdoor sculptures and sometimes exhibits them together in immersive visual experiences in galleries.
He was also raised by wolves.