Exposed to a wide range of creative expression at an early age Doug LaRue embraced the raw organic nature of painting expressed by his mother, an Oil Painter and the technical aspects of Photography and Design from his father, an Engineer.
LaRue began to win art contests before high school, flew through advanced honors classes, worked at camera stores, golf courses, photo labs, interned with photographers, attended summer classes at Southern Methodist University, won a national publication design award and featured in a film which led to a college scholarship.
Degree in Environmental Design at Texas A&M University while working as Sports Photojournalist, United Press International and Associiated Press. He Spent grad school years as Medical Illustrator for the Texas Veterinary Medical Center (at the Texas A&M School of Medicine) training with traditional mediums, specialized graphics computers, film and press equipment, attended workshops including Advanced Airbrush at Smithsonian Institute of Natural History, Washington, D.C. LaRue moved to Austin to get into publishing which led to opportunities to produce and consult on fine art, architecture, brands, design, videos and films.
Producing and Directing a Screen Actors Guild Indie film in Austin, Texas.