Whimsy and Wonder: Doug MacGregor

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DateNovember 3, 2023 - November 25, 2023

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd
FORT MYERS, FL 33919 United States


Event details

Opening Reception: November 3, 5-7pm • See it first. See it free. This event is open to the public. Come meet your neighbors at this free event!

Doug MacGregor shares his world of Whimsy and Wonder at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers, November 3-25.  With his pen, pencil and colorful brush, Doug will guide you through his creative world as an artist, cartoonist, and storyteller.

Whimsical wildlife from land, sea and air will capture your heart and imagination. Yes!…pigs, octopuses and sea cows do fly!  Take a ride down McGregor Blvd, stop at a pedestrian walk to let giant geckos and sea turtles pass you by.  Or, you can hop on a golf cart and let a gator take you to the 19th hole!

Gazing into large skyscapes, Doug brings you on a celestial journey to ponder the galaxy and the great beyond.  His colorful mosaic paintings and graphite drawings combine fantasy, surrealism with the wonders of the universe.  Unlock your wit inside his visual puzzles, stare into the supernatural and analyze Mother Nature’s powerful patterns and anomalies.  

Whether you are young, young at heart, or just plain curious, there is something for everyone inside Doug’s Whimsical and Wonderful World living inside the Alliance.

About Doug MacGregor:

Doug MacGregor has been an artist, illustrator and cartoonist for over 45 years working for newspapers and print publications across the US.  A native of Binghamton, NY, Doug graduated from Syracuse University and holds a BFA in Illustration. Doug has lived in SW Florida since 1988 and was editorial cartoonist for the News-Press in Fort Myers from 1988 to 2011.  He enjoys the unique humor and artistic opportunities living in paradise provides.

Doug currently draws weekly editorial cartoons for the Naples Press and has been Coordinator of the Arts in Healthcare program at Lee Health since 2012 bringing art, music and the expressive arts to its patients.

Doug has also published six children’s books including his most recent, Turtellini’s Amazing Sky-High Adventures and Rad Hair Day. You can also spot Doug singing and playing harmonica in his classic rock band, The Rosada Project around SW Florida.

You can view Doug’s artwork and children’s books on his website Dougcreates.com.

In the Theatre Lobby Gallery: Fort Myers Beach Art Association

In the Member Gallery: Michelle McDonald and Paul David