In-Sight: The Artists and Writers of San Quentin Prison – Doug Dworak (#V-85905)

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Founded in 2015 by London-based artist Nicola White, Art Reach is a charity which gives purpose and hope to death row inmates in the US, providing art materials, regular meaningful contact, and the opportunity to exhibit their work here in the UK. To support the valuable work that Nicola is doing to support some of America’s most ostracised citizens, and to recognise the human rights of death row inmates in the US and beyond, we will be dedicating the next few weeks to the artwork and writing of the men she supports at San Quentin Prison, California.


Doug Dworak
Doug Dworak was sentenced to death in 2005.

Doug Dworak loves creating drawings of wildlife, and he uses a mix of pens, pencils and more recently he has added some watercolour. Inspired by a childhood growing up in the countryside, he searches through wildlife magazines to find inspiration for his drawings.

Doug’s love of wildlife shows through in his artwork. He enjoys sending his pictures home to his family and he finds it enables him to connect with them even though he does not see them often.

Drawing and creating artwork helps him to pass the time, and he is curious to see how his artwork will be received by the public during the exhibitions. He is enjoying learning as an artist and developing his style

Be sure to pop along to THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION: Redemption versus Death at the Old Deptford Cinema before the end of April to witness in full effect the many talents of San Quentin’s death row artists.


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