Time Will Tell

Posted 08.29.16 in Blog New Photos

Captured during a full moon roaring up behind a massive driftwood tree on a deserted beach. After around midnight I put up a hammock up and slept on the beach among the driftwood trees.

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

-Albert Einstein


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Mason Fine Art: A Taste of Herb - Friday, June 10

Posted 06.07.16 in Blog Exhibits

Mason Fine Art

A Taste of Herb


FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016



Hambidge 2016 Art Auction + Field Experiment Gala

Posted 04.23.16 in Blog Exhibits

Hambidge 2016 Art Auction + Field Experiment Gala
Co-presented by the Goat Farm Arts Center
April 23, 2016, 7-10pm

Title- Low Tide at Olstinden Mountain Lofoten Islands

Series - Norway

Sitting on the Reinefjord watching the tide just role away. Olstinden is a Mountain in the Lofoten Archipelago of Norway that was shaped by glaciers during the Ice Age. Arctic light during these summer months can be truly magical. With 20 hours of day light the sun seems to play tricks on you. I used a 10 stop ND filter stacked with a polarizer filter to create a one minute exposed Photograph. This claimed the sea and blurred the clouds along with letting me see into the turquoise arctic waters.

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Lost Souls

Posted 04.06.16 in Blog New Photos

Along the barrier isles of South Carolina rests Live Oaks that once thrived by the sea. During the right lighting conditions you can witness colors that take your breath away. Life is good on these beaches and your soul feels connected to the creator.

I'll never forget this morning as long as I live. Brooks Julius and I went out to witness sunrise together... What we saw was magical!

The sunrise clouds have a S shape in them like the name Stratton. 

This morning was the morning my father went to the hospital. He passed away a day later…...

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Studio Open House 10.23.2015

Posted 10.14.15 in Blog Exhibits

When: Friday, October 23, 2015, 5pm - Till

Location: 376 Trabert Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 (map)

Artist's Douglas Stratton, Myott and Doug Foltz’s will be showcasing new work at our annual Studio Open House. Come enjoy Art, food and drinks on Friday, October 23, 2015 

Aspens on Fire, Maroon Bells

Posted 10.14.15 in Blog New Photos

I believe that tomorrow isn't promised to you so you better live each day to it's fullest! We are but a dot on this planet and we live such short lives so I try to live each day as it could be my last.

I am blessed to be able to travel a lot and as I experience new locations I try and wakeup before the sunrise. That's my time of peace and I am normally by myself. I am always looking for amazing locations so I planned to be here at Maroon Bells near Aspen, CO as the fall colors where changing. Aspen trees are truly amazingly unique trees and this day their fall colors where at their peak. When most people think of the largest living organism on the planet, they usually think of a blue whale or a giant sequoia red wood tree. But the fact of the matter is the largest living organism is the aspen grove. Aspen trees are connected to each other by a massive roots system creating a large biomass. As one tree changes color so do all of the trees connected to the same root system.

Every morning while in Aspen I would wake up at 4am and make it up to Maroon Bells for that sunrise. There's a spiritual feeling that fills a need I have that's hard to explain. I need pure pristine nature in my life like you would need air or food. There's something inside of me that desires it and that natural high is something I am always in search of. I know now that I'll never fill that craving as long as I live. I am 33 years young now so I have a long life to live.  I hope you will follow along my journey.... It will be filled with views like this one... Peace be with you... I hope you enjoy my passion for these locations... I'll never stop exploring this beautiful world!

Cheers and Blessings
Douglas Stratton


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Posted 08.24.15 in Blog New Photos

There are some moments in your life that you put yourself in the right place and at the right time. Photographing this remote beach this night was pure bliss. I knew everything was coming together! The moon had just set and I had reached the beach as it dipped below the trees. My eyes refocused to see stars scattering the sky like that of the ancient times. I love what I do and I hope you enjoy my passion for capturing the natural beauty around all of us at all different times of the day. This was just my imagination running away with me.

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Shadows' Flame

Posted 08.04.15 in Blog New Photos

As I walk in the shadows I see light beams from the sun finding their way down this slot canyon. I follow my path and my journey where it takes me I do not know. You can't hide from the truth
Because the truth is all there is.

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Posted 08.03.15 in Blog New Photos

Walking along the pristine sugar white and pink sand beaches of Harbour Island is like walking into a dream. This afternoon I had the experience of swimming with a horse and it's rider. I feel as if horses are divine creatures because they reflect back the emotions you put forth. If you show love respect, kindness, curiosity, the horse will respond the same way. I try and treat people I meet the same way. I was always taught to treat others the way you would like to be treated.

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2015 HOPE FOR A CURE GALA with JDRF - Saturday, May 9

Posted 04.23.15 in Blog Exhibits

Title: Boneyard Starlights
Size: Framed 20”x30” print
Auction starting bid: $700.00
Retail Price: $1,300.00

Among the ghost on the shore I like to be. Walking along these beaches at anytime of the day is pure joy for your heart soul and mind. You may say I am a dreamer but I am not the only one. I hope some day you will join me.



Celebrating the Georgia Chapter’s 20th Anniversary

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead

20th Annual Hambidge Auction and Performance Gala at the GoatFarm - Saturday, May 30

Posted 04.23.15 in Blog Exhibits

Title: Midnight Sheep of the Lofoten Islands
Size: Framed 30”x45” print
Auction starting bid: $1,300.00
Retail Price: $1,800.00

Spælsau Sheep near the small village of Yttersand along the Lofoten Island coast. I started hiking along a bluff near the small village and these sheep seem to come out of nowhere. I started talking to the baby and he came to meet me. It was a beautiful moment under a midnight sun during an endless summer in Norway.


Saturday, May 30th, is an evening you will not want to miss!

Hambidge’s acclaimed Annual Art Auction & Performance Gala - this one is our 20th! - will return to The Goat Farm Arts Center and raise the bar on Atlanta’s most dynamic art event of the year.
Over 150 superb works of art in the silent auction will delight and tempt you, while the city’s top restaurants and caterers will provide an unrivaled taste experience. This year’s new performance aspect will showcase five finalists for an exciting public art initiative being jointly launched by Hambidge and the Goat Farm. The FIELD EXPERIMENT calls on artists, scientists, architects, performers, and visionaries from across the U.S. to take risks, dream big, and produce an imaginative and interactive performance or installation. Auction guests will experience the unveiling of the top five projects with the opportunity to vote for your top choice. One project will be awarded the $20,000 Field Experiment commission to help realize their vision on a grand scale on the streets of Atlanta this fall. Attendees can attempt to sway the outcome by voting for the Audience Favorite award.


ART PAPERS 16th Annual Art Auction

Posted 02.07.15 in Blog Exhibits

Title: Hell's Gate
Series: The Underground
Print: Artist Proof
Size: 40"x60"