Born Dundee in 1926, Douglas gained a reputation as one of the most respected landscape painters in Scotland.
He exhibited regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Glasgow Institute and prominent galleries throughout Scotland and London. His works can be found in many public, and corporate collections in the U.K. and abroad.
Douglas studied at the former Dundee Art College in Bell Street before being called up to the army towards the end of the Second World War for service in India and Ceylon.
On returning to Dundee he began work in the art department of DC Thomson where he illustrated comics, and later more than one thousand issues of The People’s Friend.
Douglas was well known for his prints and book collaborations with Ron Thompson which documented Dundee of the 1950s/60s, but perhaps his most expressive work was reserved for his atmospheric depictions of the Angus and Kincardineshire coastlines.