Duke Windsor

Duke Windsor was born in Texarkana, Texas in 1960 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a radio operator, combat illustrator/photographer, and drill instructor. After leaving the service, Windsor was a freelance illustrator and amateur rodeo cowboy competing in bull-riding, bareback and steer wrestling events. He subsequently studied classical voice at San Diego State University and performed professionally with the San Diego Opera Chorus. Windsor holds the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in Kempo martial arts and operated a martial arts studio for over seven years. Duke continues to be an active singer-songwriter and guitar player.

Windsor is currently an Associate Artist of the California Art Club, and a former board member with A.R.T.S., A Reason to Survive, which empowers troubled youth through the arts. He is also former Education Chair for the San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild. Windsor has also served as a member of the Public Arts Selection Committee for the San Diego Regional Airport Authority Art Program. He has taught art to both adults and children at various venues including the San Diego Museum of Art, Bravo School of Art, San Diego Art Department and numerous workshops throughout San Diego County.

Windsor has over 15 years of exhibit design experience including eight years as founding Director of Exhibits at the USS Midway Museum. He currently serves as Design Engineer for Full Swing Golf Simulators, headquartered in San Diego. Windsor's paintings have been exhibited and received awards at juried solo and group exhibitions and corporate venues in San Diego and Southern California, and they are held in

private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has also produced portrait commissions and military historical works. Windsor works in various media including pastel, oil, acrylic, watercolor and block print, and his artistic scope ranges from plein air to abstract.


Portfolio:

Golden Skies

Southern California is known for its golden skies and jewel-like reflections on the water during sunset. This collection depicts "Urban-scapes" evocative of the grand tradition of landscape painting but with a decidedly contemporary twist-the suburban and urban alleyways of Southern California and explores the combination of acrylic and applied gold leaf.

Golden Sunrise Sunday “Golden Sunrise Sunday”

Acrylic & gold leaf on canvas
50" x 72

Golden Skies No.34 “Golden Skies No.34”

Southern California is known for its golden skies and jewel-like reflections on the water during sunset.

Acrylic & gold leaf on canvas
10" x 20"

Golden Skies No.10 “Golden Skies No.10”

Southern California is known for its golden skies and jewel-like reflections on the water during sunset.

Golden Skies No. 7 “Golden Skies No. 7”

Southern California is known for its golden skies and jewel-like reflections on the water during sunset.