dug Nap is a self-taught artist who was born and raised in Vermont. He began his career creating large scale paintings on found pieces of plywood. Working closely with a folk art dealer for many years, his work was featured in group exhibitions at the Outsider Art Fair and the Frank J. Miele Gallery in New York City, and several of his paintings were in an exhibit at the American Visionary Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.
Today, dug’s prints are sold in 28 shops and galleries around the U.S., and his original paintings are in many private collections. dug Nap is at home with many mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache and digital paintings. He is also a storyteller and his paintings sometimes include text. While dug’s paintings are a bit hard to categorize, they are usually offbeat and thoughtful, colorful - occasionally dark- reflections of everyday life.