Each year, Douwe accepts a certain number of commissions from private individuals, groups or corporations. As shown in this gallery, the range of subject, size and style runs the gamut. Each piece is truly one-of-a-kind, and is the result of close cooperation between artist and client. Contact the studio if you would like more details on commissioning a piece.
Edition of 10
Life size 9'x3'x3'
This larger-than-life black panther was a site-specific piece for this garden pond. The treatment chosen was a blend I can best describe as “stylistic realism”. I felt the power and sinuous movement of this animal would be lost by using too realistic a style. All the muscles and planes were stylized and smoothed to help accentuate the “flow” of this cat.
Edition of 20
Life size 24"x18"x18"
This interesting still life was commissioned by a large church in Louisville. This piece is included because it shows my ability with detail and textures. A large effort was put into the research for this piece so as to ensure that the portrayal was correct for the period.
Prices and availability on request.
These two beloved dogs were commissioned by a veterinarian’s wife for her husband’s birthday. An interesting story of persistence is involved with this piece. I sent my original clay sculpture to the mold-maker only to get a call saying their dogs had intercepted the delivery and destroyed my piece! With only a month left before the presentation, I stayed up nights and re-sculpted the piece to have it done on time. Extremely frustrating to say the least, but certainly character building!
Monument size to be life-and-three-quarters
One-third life size 24"
This highly emotional piece utilizes an extremely detailed representational style. Highly researched and extremely powerful, the life-and-three-quarters scale version will be placed at the Picatinny U.S. Army arsenal.