douglandingtwo.jpg
galapagos2011 088 (2).JPG
doug and hornowl (2).jpg
nepal5.JPG
dougmar4 (2).jpg
douggndutulakevrticl.jpg
dougslothh.jpg
tenfeathersdrawingwall.jpg
dougcowhat.jpg
dougwhalalaska.JPG

Doug Hiser grew up in Santa Fe, Texas, chasing snakes and turtles and any other animal he could catch.  He was so interested in nature he collected books on all the animal species of the world and read them over and over to learn about them.  He hunted and fished but as he grew wiser and older, stopped killing animals and began painting and drawing them and hiking across the world to inspire others to become conservationists and to love the wild world.  As a muralist he donates painting to about one in three to organizations like the Audubon Society, Cheetah Conservation Society, Owl conservation, National Wildlife Refuges, and many more. 

Doug Hiser is a signature member of Artist for Conservation, the top Wildlife Artists from 30 countries, is an author of 25 books, including Amazon bestsellers, The Honey Bee Girl and Montana Mist, and Ten Secrets of Love and 2020 novel Midnight Jungle. 

He travels the globe, from Africa to Australia, in search of the wild beasts that he paints.  Teaching High School Arts, after years of research, he has developed an art history program the Amazon book, Teaching Art History in the HS Classroom.  

Judging art shows, art demos and painting murals and public art, among some of the notable pieces, the Santa Fe Indians Ten Feathers mural at City Hall commemorating the people who lost their lives in the tragic event, the Silent Skies mural of endangered Birds, The Houston Audubon fifty foot Bird Mural, Houston Rodeo Boot, “Rodeo Bulls” displayed at NRG stadium and Galveston’s two Turtle Sculptures, Brazoria Nature Center Murals, Mermaid sculptures in San Marcos and Wimberley Boot Public Art.

Doug is married to Gayln Blinka-Hiser, a talented athlete and wildlife photographer.  He holds a degree in Applied Design and Visual Arts as Student of the Year in 1996 from University of Houston Clear Lake.  He once claimed fame on the America Gladiators TV Show and is most proud of his University of Houston Distinguished Alumni Award.

EDUCATION

 

  • University Houston CL Distinguished Alumni   |  2012

  •  Texas Teaching Certificate  | 2005-2022

  •  Bachelor’s of Arts, Applied Design and Visual Arts |  1996

  • University of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, Texas 

  • Student of the Year, UHCL Arts and Humanities  |  1996

  •  Associate’s of Arts ,College of the Mainland, Texas City, Texas | 1993

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Houston Gateway Academy | 2009-2021

Fine Arts Director   Teacher of the Year | 2015

  • Created Art Curriculum 6-12 grades

  • Established Art Club and directed After School Art Program

  • Installed Spring Art show and instituted UIL Visual Scholastic Art Event

  • Art History Mural 2015

  • Art for Conservation Project 2015

  • Core Subject Mural Series 2016

  • Gold Medal Art 1st Student Charter State Finals Austin 2017

  • Houston Museum of Science Elephant Student Mural 2017

  • Houston Zoo Mural Student Project 2017

  • Brookdale Mural Fox 26 News 2017

  • World Gym Student Mural 2017

  • Santa Fe Mural City Hall 2018

  • Santa Fe Butterfly Mosaic Mural 2019

  • Houston Gateway Academy Cougar Mosaic Mural 2019

  • Houston Gateway Academy Cougar Mural 2020

HONORS and AWARDS

  • Artist for Conservation Festival Signature Art Show Canada 2021

  • LSAG National Convention 1st,2nd, honorable mention 2021

  • Baytown Members Art League Show 3rd place painting 2021

  • Houston Artist Society 1st place ink, 1st place Mixed, 2nd place W/C 2021

  • Baytown Art Show 2nd place, 2 Honorable mentions 2021

  • Amoco Fed Credit Union Featured Billboard I-45 Artist  2021

  • First Place Beautify the Beach Bucket Competition Lost Birds Art 2020

  • Artist for Conservation Festival Signature Art Show Canada 2020

  • Baytown Art League Show 1st drawing, 1st watercolor, 2nd watercolor 2020

  • NSA LSAG Galveston Art Show 1st ink, 1st scratchboard, 2nd Mixed, 3rd

 

Acrylic 2019

  • Pinkerton Memorial People’s Choice Award National Art Show Galveston   2019

  • Gulf Coast Educators Teacher Award 2019

  • Artist for Conservation Festival Signature Art Show Canada 2019

  • Finalist Houston Rodeo Boot Sculpture Design Artist      2018-19

  • Santa Fe Mural Appreciation Award by SF Mayor Jason Tabor 2018

  • Artist for Conservation Silent Skies Bird Mural Canada 2018

  • Visual Arts Alliance 35th Annual Show Honorable Mention 2018

  • NSA Show 2018  1st watercolor, 1st scratchboard, 2nd ink, 3rd mixed media 2018

  • Baytown Art Show 1st place, 3rd place , Honorable Mention 2018

  • City of Houston Mini Mural Artist Finalist 2018

  • NSA Galveston Art Show 3rd Place  2017

  • San Marcos Mermaid Sculpture Presentation 2017

  • Best in Show NSA Galveston Art Show 2017

  • First place mix media, 1st drawing, 2nd-3rd watercolor, 3rd abstract NSA

Spring 2017

  • “Exemplary Art Achievement Award”-Lone Star Art Guild NationaL

Convention 2016

  • Susan K Black -Society of Animal Artists “Featured in “From Gladiator to Guiding Force”

  • Lone Star Art Guild National Show  1st Place July 2016

  • University of Houston CL featured Artist Exhibition Gallery Summer 2016

  • SKB Society Animal Artists Workshop Schreiner University 2016

  •  National Society of Artists 1st, 2nd. 3rd place  Art show Galveston, Tx. 2016

  • Teacher of the Year -Houston Gateway Academy 2015

  • Texas Art Education Conference 2nd Place 2-D Artwork 2015

  • First Place NSA Art Show HM Texas City Art Show 2015

  • For the Birds Art Show Qualifier Old Forge N.Y. 2015

  • Featured Artist Wimberley Art Festival 2015

  • Signature Member National Society of Artists 2014

  • Bootiful Wimberley Featured Boot Artist 2014

  • Artists of Texas- Spring Texas Wildlife Artist 2014

  • National Art Society Honorable Mention 2014-15

  • National Art Society 1st Place Longhorn Museum Show 2013

  • National Artists Convention Show Woodlands Art Expo-Honorable Mention

2013

  • Featured Artist of the Month M.U.T.T. Online Gallery April 2013

  • Houston Art Society 2nd Best of Show-Best Landscape-1st Watercolor and 1st

ink 2013

  • Mainland Art Show Honorable Mention Award 2013

  • Featured Artist Life is Good magazine Jan-Feb issue 2013

  • Distinguished Alumni Award University of Houston CL 2012

  • Brazosport Center for the Arts 3rd Place Kenya triptych 2012

  • Texas City Art Festival 1st Place 2012

  • Houston Artist Society Spring Show 1st, 2nd, two Honorable Mentions 2012

  • Texas Art Educators Gold Star Award “Sketchbook Initiative” 2011

  • Texas Art Educators Agency 3rd Place 2-D Art-Conference Competition 2011

  • Book Video “Trailer of the Month” Montana Mist July 2011

  • Wildlife Artist of the Month May 2011 MUTT Online

  • National Artist Show Conroe 1st Place 2010

  • NSA Kemah Art Show three awards NSA qualifier 2010-11

  • Bewildering Stories Editor’s Choice Award Quarterly Review 2009

  • Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Finalist 2010

  • WriteMovies.com International Writing Competition Semifinalist 2009

  • Armand Bayou Nature Center Earth Day Fest featured Artist 2009-10

  • Galveston FeatherFest featured Wildlife Artist 2009

  • Butler Longhorn Museum Longhorn Artist 2009

  • Toyota Teachers Galapagos Islands Grant Semi-Finalist Award 2008

  • Long Story Short- Story of the Month Feb. 2007

  • Bewildering Stories Editor’s Choice Award 2006 (Shrike)

  • Peter Taylor Literary Novel Semi-Finalist 2006

  • Long Story Short- Story of the Month March 2006

  • Teacher of the Year (runner up) Hitchcock ISD 2005

  • B.A.W.L. Writer’s Conference Professional Novel Competition  2003

  • Texas City Art Festival First Place 2001

  • B.A.W.L. Writer’s Conference Third Place Fiction and Poetry2001

  • Bay Area Writer’s Conference First Place Poetry 1998

  • Artist’s Unlimited Fall Show-Best of Show 1997

  • Segue II Art Show-Best of Show 1997

  • Student of the Year UHCL Arts and Humanities 1996

  • Bayousphere-Best Original Art 1995

  • Bay Area Writer’s Conference First Place Short Fiction 1995

  • Officer Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Fraternity 1993

  • National Dean’s List 1993-1994

  • Incentive Award for Outstanding Performance 1993-1995

  • National Poetry Editor’s Choice Award 1993

  • Houston Poetry Slam First Place 1993

  • Sick Leave Conservation Award 1991

  • Mainland Art Show First Place eight years 1980-93 Best of Show 1993

Television/Radio Appearances

  • AMERICAN GLADIATORS Television Universal Studios World Tour 1992

  • NBC Doug Johnson Show –guest interview 1992

  • Stevens and Pruit Radio Show – interview-1992

  • Stiletto Radio Show with CatZilla featured Artist interview 2014

  • 2018Artist First World syndicated Radio Live interview Doug Hiser-Author-

  • The Honey Bee Girl

  • Fox26News Brookdale Mural 2017

  • Fox26News Santa Fe Shooting Painting Tribute 2018Artist

  • I 45 Now News Live Santa Fe Mural Painting 2018

  • Author Interview LIVE World Wide Radio UK 2020

  • FOX 26 NEWS ART of the Pandemic 2020

AFFILIATIONS

  • Houston Audubon Society

  • Keep Santa Fe Beautiful Foundation

  • Houston Mini-Murals Artist

  • Texas Ornithological Society

  • Artists for Conservation

  • Texas Art Educators Association

  • Brazosport Art League

  • Houston Film makers Group

  • Houston Artists Society

  • American Society of Bovine Artists

  • National Society Artists

  • Writer’s League of Texas

  • Officer Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society Fraternity

  • Bay Area Artist’s Colony Board of Directors

  • Writer’s in Schools

  • Bay Area Writer’s League

  • Galveston Ornithological Society

  • Bat Conservation International

  • Texas High School Coaches Association

  • Texas Girls Coaching Association

  • Texas Association Soccer Coaches Organization

PRESENTATIONS and PUBLIC ART

 

  • Galveston County Rotary Club  | 1996

  • Galveston Ball High Tornette Spring Show | 1996

  • Bay Area Writer’s League Awards Presentations  | 1998

  • University of Houston- Clear Lake Literary Festival | 1995-96

  • Bayousphere Opening  | 1994-96

  • College of the Mainland Poetry Festival | 1993-94

  • Writers In Schools  | 1995-2000-08

  • Helen Hall Library Writer panel  | 2002

  • Barnes and Nobles Writers panel |  2000-01-04

  • Woodlands Writers Guild guest speaker | 2001

  • Bay Area Writers League guest speaker | 2002-07

  • Seabrook Library Panel  | 2003

  • La Marque Rotary Club  |  2004

  • Sports Banquet speaker | 2000-08

  • Brook Book Club Guest Author Speaker | 2007

  • Word Wrangler Festival Guest Author | 2008-12-16

  • Bay Area Writer League Workshop Speaker  | 2008

  • Bay Area Writer’s Conference Guest Speaker UHCL  | 2009

  • Armand Bayou Wildlife Artist Lecture and Art ShowABNC | 2010

  • Tommy’s Art Gallery One man Art Opening Hiser Wildlife Art  | 2011

  • La Porte Art Walk featured artist The Glass Gallery | 2011

  • East Texas Book Festival Featured Author | 2011-12

  • Bay Area Art Walk Featured Artist  | 2012

  • Art Judge Houston International Festival | 2012

  • Artstoberfest Galveston featured Artist | 2012

  • Seabrook Art Fest  | 2012

  • Santa Fe Heritage Fest  | 2012

  • National Society Artists Featured Guest Artist Demonstration | 2013

  • Featured Artist- Painted Jungles Solo Gallery Show Brazos Art Center  | 2014

  • College of the Mainland Jungle Artist Author Workshop  | 2014

  • Texas Author Night at Sanctuary Costa Grande Port O’Connor  | 2015-16

  • College of the Mainland guided workshop Animal Art in the Field | 2015

  • Texas Art Education Assoc. Galveston Workshop Presenter Art History | 2015

  • Featured Artist Wimberley Art and Music ALIVE weekend | 2015

  • Featured Speaker Santa Fe Women’s Sorority Group | 2016

  • Juror Visual Arts Scholastic Event East Region Houston | 2016

  • Guest Judge Conroe Art League Art Professional Show  | 2016

  • Lecture Series CLASP University of Houston CL Guest Speaker | 2016

  • Guest Judge Tomball Art League Art Professional Show  | 2016

  • Texas Art Education Assoc. Dallas Presenter Wildlife Safari Art  | 2016

  • Galveston Art League Winter Show Guest Judge | 2017

  • MFA Museum Art Show Judge  | 2017

  • Sugarland Art Show Judge  | 2017

  • Guest Speaker Bay Area Writer’s League  | 2017

  • Guest Speaker Workshop Demo Artist Lake Houston Artists | 2017

  • San Marcos Mermaid Artist guest speaker  | 2017

  • NWAL Art Show Judge/Speaker  | 2018

  • Marble Falls Guest Artist Speaker | 2018

  • Houston Audubon Event Speaker | 2018

  • Brazos College Artist Speaker Event | 2018

  • Brazos Center Arts Sciences Artist Demo Workshop | 2018

  • Santa Fe Mural Unveiling Ceremony  | 2018

  • Webster Presbyterian Doug Hiser Speaker Event Art/Author |2018

  • Galveston Daily News front page-Santa Fe Mural painting Ten Feathers | 2018

  • Art Show Judge Lake Houston Artists Kingwood  | 2018

  • Sims Bayou Audubon Guest Artist Quick Draw HGA Art Show | 2018

  • Featured Artist Dickinson Art in the Park  | 2018

  • National Society of Artists Speaker  | 2018

  • Via Colori Street Artist  | 2018

  • Featured Artist Tomball Lone Star College Speaker Event  | 2019

  • Scratchboard Workshop leader Brazos College  | 2019

  • Baytown Art Show Judge | 2019

  • Tomball Art Show judge | 2019

  • Bay City Art Show judge  | 2019

  • State VASE Owls ART Workshop  | 2019

  • Santa Fe Resiliency Butterfly Project  | 2019

  • Santa Fe Hiser-Cook Art Scholarship Presentation | 2019

  • Webster Hope and Healing Art Lecture  | 2019

  • Houston Audubon Bird Mural Smith Oaks  |  2019

  • Turtles About Town Galveston Mural Sculptures | 2019

  • Angel Country Horse Mural  | 2020

  • Houston Audubon Raptor Center Murals | 2020

  • Fort Bend Art League Artist Zoom Demo  | 2020

  • Beautify Artist Boat Mural Lost Birds | 2020

  • Jamaica Beach Galveston Mural Turtle Sculpture  | 2020

  • Cheetah Conservation Fund Namibia Mural | 2020

  • National Society Artists Scratchboard Demo | 2021

  • Houston Audubon 100 Texas Birds Mural | 2021

  • Pearl Fincher MFA Art Show Judge  | 2021

  • Build By Owner Indoor Rainforest Mural | 2021

  • Conroe Art League Live Art Demo | 2021

  • Brazoria Nat’l Wildlife Refuge Mural  | 2021

  • Conroe CAL Ink Ninja Art Workshop | 2021

  • Butterfly Waterscape Mural and Milkweed Mural | 2021

  • Pearland Caribbean Beach Mural | 2021

  • Piney Woods Wildlife Society Presentation Guest Speaker  | 2021

PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • Hiser, Doug.  Bite of the Mailman. Virginia:  Carnival Street Press, 1996.

  • Hiser, Doug.  Shards of Lies.  Baton Rouge. LA.:  America Letters, 1996

  • Hiser, Doug.  The Seven Rages. Baton Rouge. LA.:  America Letters, 1997

  • Hiser, Doug.  Treasured Embrace.  Baton Rouge. LA.:  America Letters, 1998

  • Hiser, Doug.  Whiskey Moon. Baton Rouge. LA.:  America Letters, 2000

  • Hiser, Doug.  Secret Grotto.  Charleston, SC.: Great Unpublished, 2001

  • Hiser, Doug. Cavern of The Eggstone. Charleston, SC.: Great Unpublished, 2002

  • Hiser, Doug.  Lost Oasis. Charleston, SC.: Great Unpublished, 2002

  • Hiser, Doug.  Crow Canyon Asheville, NC.:  Booksurge, 2003

  • Hiser, Doug.  Wink-Eye Creek Asheville, NC.:  Booksurge, 2003

  • Hiser, Doug.  The Honey Bee Girl Asheville, NC.:  Booksurge, 2006

  • Hiser, Doug.  Tropical Calypso Asheville, NC.:  Booksurge, 2007

  • Hiser, Doug    Montana Mist  Asheville, NC. :  Createspace, 2010

  • Hiser, Doug    Ten Secrets of Love Ashville, NC.:  Createspace, 2016

  • Hiser, Doug    Art History 4x4’s Teaching art history in the HS classroom Ashville, NCAmazon, 2018

  • Hiser, Doug    Friday Boys Ashville, NC KDP Amazon 2020

  • Hiser, Doug    Midnight Jungle Ashville, NC KDP Amazon 2020

 

Children’s Books

  • Hiser, Doug.  How the Octopus Saved the World.  Indianapolis, IN:  Inkubook, 2009.

  • Hiser, Doug.  Haak, Theresa.  Monty Finds His Family Tree.  Indianapolis, IN:  Inkubook, 2009

  • Hiser, Doug  The Fish That Ate the World.  Indianapolis, IN: 2020

  • Hiser, Doug  The Rain Berry Quest. Indianapolis, IN: 2020

 

Art Books

  • Hiser, Doug Hiser  Texas Birds Paintings of Hiser. Indianapolis, IN: 2010

  • Hiser, Doug  Hiser Wildlife Anthology. Indianapolis, IN 2010

  • Hiser, Doug Hiser  Painted Jungles. Indianapolis, IN 2012

  • Hiser, Doug  Hiser Bird Field Sketchbook, Indianapolis, IN 2017

  • Hiser, Doug  Hiser Birds in Art, Indianapolis, IN 2018

  • Hiser, Doug  Hiser Hiser Mural Public Art. Indianapolis, IN 2020

  • Hiser, Doug Hiser  Painted Jungles. Indianapolis, IN 2020

 

Poetry Anthologies

  • Lagniappe

  • In The Desert Sun

  • Winter Book

  • Voices of America

  • Galaxy III

  • Galaxy IV

 

Literary magazines

  • Bewildered Stories

  • Long Story Short

  • Another Realm

  • The Red Pub

  • Ten Thousand Monkeys

  • Quiet Poly

  • Author’s Den

  • Wanderings

  • Useless Knowledge Magazine

 

Art Publications

  • Zip plus Four Directory cover art 1995

  •  EAGLE  Newsletter 1991-94

  • Galaxy III 

  • Galaxy IV

  • Set Sail for Murder cover art

  • Mirror CD cover booklet 

  • Friday Boys novella 2003

hgagymmural3 (2).jpg
dougtanzbuff.jpg
douglemurr (2).jpg
dougaylncobras18 (2).jpg
234692615_10225556514081465_2308780820852156106_n.jpg
dougpyhton.jpg
lostbird.jpg
artbooth1118.jpg
DGTortoise.JPG
DSC_0714 (4).JPG

About Doug Hiser

gaylnallibridge.jpg
gayln dikephoto (2).jpg