Doug's Biography

I first began painting as a young child and have always maintained an interest in art. Following retirement from my career as a Professional Civil/Structural Engineer, and as an engineering educator, I have devoted more of my time to art. Some 10 years ago I joined the Adelaide Art Society and have been an active member over that period of time serving on the Society's Committee for most of that period. About 4 years ago, shortly after retiring, I was asked to teach art part-time within a local community art programme and I have enjoyed this new direction immensely. Over the years I have had the privilege of studying the practice of art under the tutoring of several excellent professional artists and have read very widely on the subject of art.

Many of my paintings are completed out in the open country side (refered to in art circles as "en plein air" painting).

The development of this web site has been a very steep learning curve, it has been challenging, at times frustrating, but on the whole an enjoyable experience. I hope you enjoy looking at my work.

If you have any comments, or would like to ask a question, please send an email using the Contact link on the Home Page.