Doug began drawing and painting as a teenager, selling his first painting at the age of 14. As interests changed in his teen years he put aside his brushes but continued drawing while spending time in college and the Marine Corps.
At 24 then wife-to-be Deborah encouraged Doug to paint again. A self-taught artist, Doug worked at his painting for ten more years while pursuing a career in pharmaceutical sales before leaving to open his own gallery in Greenville, SC.
A native of New Jersey, born in 1947, Doug lived there through the age of 18. Since choosing South Carolina as his home in 1975, he has exhibited in numerous group and one man shows, receiving award recognition for his paintings which are in many private and corporate collections (for a partial listing see below).
Since selling Sea Island Gallery, his Greenville based business, to a long time employee, Doug and Debbie are now happily ensconced on Edisto Island where they are active in the community. This has given Doug more time to paint the local and southwestern subjects he loves.
Doug's prints are represented by a network of selected galleries (listed on our home page) . Original paintings are available through only s few galleries but inquiries can be made directly by calling 1-843-869-0491.
"I try to paint a feeling or a mood, through light, shadow and texture, not just a picture. If I can give someone a moment of escape from the everyday world theough a painting, then we've shared something and that's important."