"The first impression that the observer has of Douglas Okada's painting is the sight of large spaces that seem to move us where the painter fixed the image. The broad skies and colors that fade in the distance reflect the painter's love for nature and his happy vision for life. Simultaneously, the artist tempers his joy of living with a rigorous research with the formal application of techniques often rigid, transformed into vital for love and for the poetry that animates them. Quest for true form and creative feeling merge to give us a personal and self-sufficient autonomous work, in other words, a true and felt art.
The gesture for the authentic interpretation of nature where the decisive feature and the polychromy give the work an immediately perceptible poetic meaning are qualities inherent in the work of Douglas Okada. The art of this young painter is born of a cultural research and style under a past age through a critical and contemporary analysis of tradition. What emerges is not, therefore, a hybrid commitment without autonomy and personality, but a reaffirmation of art.
In his work the color conveys the expressive power of a state of mind, but not only remains color, becomes vision, form, nature and choice moved.
Emanuel von Lauenstein Massarani (Art Critic and President of the Institute of Restoration of Historical Heritage of São Paulo).