Realistic food and botanical painting of a lemon branch with the fruit and flowers of the lemon. This illustration was used for packaging.
After earning his Master of Fine Arts degree from Michigan State University in 1978, Doug left Michigan to pursue a career in fine art, spending most of his time in San Diego. In 1985 he discovered illustration and found that it was a better fit for a realist. He now specializes in food and nature illustrations that have a soft, realistic, somewhat old-fashioned quality to them.
Doug has been a member of The Society of Illustrators San Diego since 1990, and was on its Board of Directors during 1992 and 93. In spring of 2001, Doug and his wife, Victoria, moved back to a home on Green Lake in northern Michigan.
Doug has many happy, recurring clients, and for the past five years he has done more than 60 packaging illustrations for St. Ives products and over 40 packaging illustrations for Suave Naturals and Seasonals products. Frito-Lay has used Dougs packaging illustrations for their products such as Ruffles Potato Chips, Rold Gold Pretzels, Tostitos Salsa, Grandmas Cookies, Chesters Fries and Doritos Toppers.
Some other clients include Alberto VO5, Ambria Candles, Aqua Vie Waters, Bath & Body Works, Best Foods, Clairol, Clorox, Continental Mills, Crystal Geyser Waters, Dial, E & J Gallo, H.E.B. Grocery Co., La Yogurt, Lever 2000 Soap, Mahatma/Carolina Rice, Rodale Garden Publishing, Shaklee, and Victorias Secret.
To view more of Dougs work visit www.douglasschneider.com.