Otago PENinsula ARTists
Douglas was born in Dunedin in 1933 and educated at Kings High School. He later served an apprenticeship as a songwriter which led him to establish his own signwriting business 'Williams Sign Studio'.
He owned and operated this business for thirty six years, teaching many apprentices their trade. With the help of his son, Geoff, and his staff, Doug went on to win several New Zealand Sign Writing Awards.
Douglas sold his business and went on to further his career as an Artist, moving to the Mackenzie country to fulfil his love of painting the beautiful scenery around Mount Cook and the Tekapo regions, selling his paintings world-wide. Although he has no formal training, Douglas has worked alongside many top New Zealand artists.
While living at Tekapo, Douglas held six successful one-man exhibitions and three with his son Geoff (who is recognised as one of New Zealand's top 'still life' and 'nudes' artists).
Douglas now lives in Dunedin to be nearer his family and is still painting and selling his work.
60 Silverton Street
Dunedin 9013 Phone 03 4545 736