From his home in Santa Fe, NM, Doug travels throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe painting landscapes and seascapes on location. He works en plein air either with a portable easel, or in his fully equipped RV studio His painting career was sidestepped by more than a decade of acting on stage, film and television.
In 1980 he resumed painting and turned professional. He exhibits his work in prestigious national art exhibitions, in galleries throughout the country and is represented in many prominent collections both here and abroad. His work is in permanent collections in colleges and museums. The subject of numerous articles in art publications, he was recently included in a book on marine painters and was given a six page article in Art of the West magazine and an eight page article in American Artist magazine including the cover, December, 2007 edition (His second American Artist cover).
He is best known for his plein air landscape and seascape paintings as well as animal and cowboy art. He also explores working from memory, limited palette, still life, figural painting, portraits and enlarging studies in his Santa Fe studio. He will also frequently begin a painting on location and finish it at home in his studio using invention and memory.