Douglas was born in Glasgow in 1984 and spent his formative years travelling around Scotland, developing a deep rooted understanding of its history and place that is evident in all of his works. He gained a BA (Hons) followed by a Master of Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 2008, then a PDGE in Art and Design in 2013. He continues to work as an Art and Design teacher in Scotland despite growing recognition and commercial success as an artist.
Like the 19th Century Romantic artists he studied at University, Douglas is inspired to share his love for the magical places he continues to visit with a much wider audience, something that he sees as a privilege. It’s important for him to maintain a connection with these places, which often means long and arduous journeys to remote and inaccessible locations. A keen walker and mountain biker, he sees a direct corelation between the energy required to create an artwork and its true value, remaining passionate about bringing the sense of place and presence to everything he produces.
Douglas uses oils and acrylics to capture the intensity and majesty of the landscape, frequently adopting imaginary techniques. His instantly recognisable works are characterised by stunning vistas, vivid colours, piercing rays of light, breaking clouds in stunning Highland skies and the universal presentation of places and moments where we all want to find ourselves.