Calabi Gallery

Featuring an Eclectic Array of Primarily 20th Century Artwork

Douglas Ballou

Douglas Ballou (Berkeley, CA. 1951 – )

Doug Ballou’s artwork is wonderfully unique. Although academically trained, his output has the freshness and freedom from art world trendiness of an outsider artist. His materials and styles vary widely, yet the results are unmistakably his own. Whether a loose spontaneous abstract painting, a tightly organized mandala painted on a mirror, or a sculptural assemblage of amazing found objects, you know you’re in the presence of a Doug Ballou creation. – Dennis Calabi

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Ballou, Frontiers                                                                           Ballou, Falling Awake          Ballou, Light Matter 1     Ballou, Focus   Ballou, See Life 1   Ballou, Mandala Round 1   Ballou, Mandala Mirror 1           Ballou, Systematic Chaos          Ballou, Extended Solo  Ballou, Paint Music    Ballou, 3 Bar Color Improv         Ballou, Overlook at the Patch                  Ballou, Crow Bear    In The Woods               Ballou, Scrapper O'Plywood - Beach Bear    Ballou, North Pacific Neptune      Ballou, Driftwood Mask    Ballou, Bucky La Branch    Ballou, Lobo Loco        Ballou, Heads on Fire  Ballou, Boar Wolf    Ballou, Palm Prints    Ballou, Ancestor Self 1    Ballou, Skull Mirror sm 1

Frontiers by Douglas Ballou, 2014, Acrylic on Panel, 39 x 33

Reunion by Douglas Ballou, paint, pencil and collage on panel, 36 x 24

Pacific Drift by Douglas Ballou, Mixed Media

Paint Life by Douglas Ballou, 2018, Acrylic on Wood – SOLD

Paint Life by Douglas Ballou, Acrylic on Wood

Collage in Code by Douglas Ballou, Mixed Media, 24 x 18

Over Under by Douglas Ballou, reverse paint on glass over paint collage, 21 x 17

 Depth by Douglas Ballou, 2020, Acrylic on Glass and Wood Panel

Pacific Swell by Douglas Ballou, House Paint on Panel with Rosewood Surround, 24 x 39

Red Trees at Night by Douglas Ballou, Mixed Media, 26 x 32

Untitled by Douglas Ballou, Mixed Media, 31 x 42

Build Up by Douglas Ballou, Mixed Media, 20 x 24

“Grief” Dark Times (Spring/Summer 2020) by Douglas Ballou, Housepaint on Rag Paper, 22 x 29

“Fury” Dark Times (Spring/Summer 2020) by Douglas Ballou, Housepaint on Wood, 22 x 29 – SOLD

“Dread” Dark Times (Spring/Summer 2020) by Douglas Ballou, Housepaint on Rag Paper, 22 x 29

Ballou, Falling AwakeThe Moment Between by Douglas Ballou, 2014, Acrylic on Panel, 33 x 39 with frame – SOLD

Acrylic on Mirror by Douglas Ballou, 12 x 15

Ballou, Light Matter 1 Ballou, Light Matter 2Light, Matter by Douglas Ballou, 2015, Acrylic on Mirror – alternate view without reflection

Ballou, FocusFocus by Douglas Ballou, 2015, Acrylic on Mirror – SOLD

Ballou, See Life 1 Ballou, See Life 2See Life by Douglas Ballou, 2015, Acrylic on Mirror – alternate view without reflection – SOLD

Ballou, Mandala Round 1 Ballou, Mandala Round 2A Friend Anemone by Douglas Ballou, Acrylic on Mirror – alternate view without reflection

Ballou, Mandala Mirror 1 Ballou, Mandala Mirror 2Mandala Mirror by Douglas Ballou, 2013, Acrylic on Mirror, 26 diameter – alternate view without reflection

 Acrylic on Mirror by Douglas Ballou, 18 diameter

Liquid Light by Douglas Ballou, Acrylic on Mirror

Acrylic on Mirror by Douglas Ballou – alternate view without reflection – SOLD

Ballou, Random Specific

Random Specific by Douglas Ballou, Acrylic on Panel, 24 x 20

Specifically Random by Douglas Ballou, Acrylic on Panel, 32 x 25

Improv by Douglas Ballou, Acrylic on Rosewood Panel, 8 x 23

Ballou, Extended SoloExtended Solo by Douglas Ballou, 2014, Mixed Media, 11 x 42 with frame

Ballou, Paint Music

Paint Music by Douglas Ballou, 2013, Mixed Media, 14 x 28 with frame – SOLD

Ballou, 3 Bar Color Improv

3 Bar Color Improv by Douglas Ballou, 2014, Mixed Media, 25 x 34 with frame

Cypress, Ocean by Douglas Ballou, Reverse Paint on Glass over Mirror, 30 x 20

Ballou, Overlook at the Patch

Overlook at the Patch by Douglas Ballou, 2010, Oil on Panel

Wave Back by Douglas Ballou, Latex Acrylic on Panel & Wood, 24 x 20

 Timepiece by Douglas Ballou, Shell & Wood

Silence by Douglas Ballou, Mixed Media, 32 x 34

8 Eyes by Douglas Ballou, Mixed Media (bird bone, glass & root), 18″ high

Kelploop by Douglas Ballou, Mixed Media, 20″ high

Squid by Douglas Ballou, Mixed Media, 20″ high

Ballou, Scrapper O'Plywood - Beach Bear

Scrapper O’Plywood – Beach Bear by Douglas Ballou, 2012, Mixed Media, 29 x 17 – SOLD

Ballou, In The Woods

Watch Wolf by Douglas Ballou, 2012, Mixed Media on Wood, 26 x 16

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Ballou, Crow Bear Ballou, North Pacific Neptune Ballou, Boar Wolf Ballou, Driftwood Mask      Crow Bear, 2013 / North Pacific Neptune, 2012 / Boar Wolf, 2013 / Driftwood Mask / All Mixed Media by Douglas Ballou

Ballou, Bucky La Branch Ballou, Lobo Loco Ballou, Heads on Fire Ballou, Scream      Bucky La Branch, 2012 / Lobo Loco, 2012 / Heads on Fire, 2011 / Scream / All Mixed Media by Douglas Ballou

Ballou, Ancestor Self 1 Ballou, Ancestor Self 2Ancestor Self by Douglas Ballou, 2012, Acrylic on Mirror – alternate view without reflection – SOLD

Ballou, Skull Mirror sm 1 Ballou, Skull Mirror sm 2Skull Mirror by Douglas Ballou, Acrylic on Mirror – alternate view to show mirror background – SOLD

Ballou, Palm PrintsPalm Prints by Douglas Ballou, 2012, Mixed Media, 16 x 22

Douglas Ballou was born in Oakland, California in 1951, and raised in Berkeley. Douglas attended the California College of Arts & Crafts, earning a BFA in drawing, painting, and printmaking in 1973. He now lives, works, and plays in the North Bay Area, and has studied and collected Native art from around the world. Artworks from the Americas, Oceana, and Asia are his favorites, and have had the strongest influence on his own work. Douglas has also done numerous abstract paintings on tabletops for local cafes, such as the Water Street Bistro, and the Aqus Café, both in Petaluma, and shows his paintings and masks in several local venues.

Douglas Ballou at work

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