Wildly carefree. Incredibly inventive. Ridiculously resourceful. That's how I'd describe Doug Desjardins' artwork - and his spirit. Utilizing found objects as basic as a scrap of wood and as strange as a found canvas smeared with joint compound, Doug creates worlds where shaman sit in trees, llamas reside in love hotels, and mermaids are joined at the hip...literally. Though Doug's style is often compared to the raw, pure vision of outsider and folk art, he is indeed trained, receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Plymouth State College in the 1990's. Since then Doug has shown at many galleries around the region. He's also worked with what he calls the "greatest artists on earth" (a.k.a. children) to create murals from New York City to Vancouver. When asked to talk about his work Doug simply offered this pearl of wisdom, "The greatest mystery is how to keep the mystery of life alive in your heart." 'Nuff said. For more information about Doug's artwork please contact YES Gallery + Studio at (401) 245-7174 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.