Doug has been described as a “pivotal artist who has redefined the creative photographic landscape”.
Primarily influenced by and drawing inspiration from Abstract Expressionist painters such as Hodgkin, Feiler, Rae and Ryman, his gestural work eschews topography, aiming to distil the rhythm, rhyme and flow of the landscape through poetic visual expressions.
With the camera as his principal medium and mirroring his painted mixed media abstracts, these intuitive abstracted works layer texture, colour and form to create a deeply emotional and expressive response to the natural environment.
Doug devotes much of his time to teaching, and his passion for creative thinking has helped students worldwide to express their own unique artistic voice.
He exhibits widely in the UK and overseas, is in demand as a public speaker and his first book, ‘Abstract Mindedness’ has now sold out. When not making art, he enjoys making furniture (badly) and spending time with his wife, Beth and their two dogs, Eddie and Lily.