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. 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.
Inspired by the 19th Century Romantic movement, Douglas’ work delicately balances contemporary realism with an ethereal romanticism which effectively captures the mood and atmosphere of the Scottish landscape.
A keen walker and mountain biker, Douglas often makes arduous journeys to spectacular and remote locations. The direct correlation between the effort and energy required to create an artwork inspires Douglas and gives his work a direct sense of place and presence.
Douglas exhibits throughout Scotland where his work has gained a wide following.