Doug began to develop an interest in art as a child when his father took him to the Denver Art Museum to view the traveling exhibits along with the museum’s permanent collection. He developed love of the paintings done in the 16th and 17th century which dealt with still-lifes and realistic subject matter. He found these particularly appealing because of the artist’s ability to create narrative aspects using paint. They tell a story without using words. These paintings represent a visual interpretation of the effects of light on a variety of subject matter. Experimentation with the direction of light on these subjects has created an avenue of expression which explores the aesthetic relationship between painting, music and poetry. Today Doug resides in South Texas and consistently produces his beautiful paintings to the delight of his numerous collectors.