Born in 1943 I was educated & lived in Hamilton & Dundas, Ontario, Canada until 2005. He creates constructions, drawings, prints and paintings. I began participating in the Hamilton art scene in 1973 & still do when I have the opportunity too. I now live & create art & write songs in Port Colborne, Ontario. He is currently on the board of Community Artists Niagara (Can)& is CAn's web administrator as well as for the Arts Place Gallery collective, Port Colborne.
In 2010 I published "Cool Fool, Blues Rockin' In the Hammer" my memoir of playing Blues & Rock & Roll in & around Hamilton, Ontario. First with Rich Newel in Son Richard & the Chessmen, 1961 & later with Rich in King Biscuit Boy & the Real Gooduns. and later in the FL Kyng Blues Band with Mike Oddie & Jack DeKeyser, Guitar Mikey's Real Thing and & the Stingrays. I recently helped Guitar Mikey McMillan write a CD for his Ear Wig Music that was released April 17, 2012, "Out of the Box:.
2013 the “Boat” show, Arts Place Gallery, Port Colborne
2011 Cultural Debris, Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines
2006 Outlook America: China Rising,Carnegie Gallery Dundas
1995 Under the Gun, Hammer Gallery
1991 Brite Future, the Show You Never Saw
1989 & 90 Raku & Metal, Kinnell Street Gallery Hamilton & Burlington Art Centre
1980 Party Nine Miles, Hamilton Artists Inc.
follow the PAGES links under Assemblage, & Constructions in the right hand side bar to view slide shows of Doug’s exhibitions:
Doug was born and educated in Hamilton and Dundas, Ontario, Canada. He creates assemblage, drawings, prints and paintings. He has been participating in the Hamilton art scene since 1973 and the Niagara arts scene since 2005. As well as being involved in the visual arts he has also written a memoir published in 2010, “Cool Fool, Blues Rockin’ in the Hammer”, about his experiences as a bass player and song writer. In 2011, the CD “Out of theBox”, that he helped Guitar Mikey McMillan write, hit the blues charts.
View wall reliefs of clay and found stainless steel auto trim. They were exhibited in late 1988 at Gordon T. White’s Kinnel Street Gallery and in January 1989 at the Burlington (Ontario) Art Centre. Click the link below to a slide show of some of the work from those exhibitions.
View a slide show of my very first one man exhibition at the Hamilton Artist Inc. on James St. North, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, July 1981. The images show their age at times particularly the installation shots. I photographed the images using a basic SLR camera and what I hoped was a good quality slide film and of course natural light. I’m amazed I thought to do it and the resulting images still exist today.
I’m at Arts Place, Sunday, August 18 from 2 – 4 pm. Drop by and see the entire exhibition in person and have a chat about the work. Below is a slide show of selected work and installation views. For directions to the Gallery go to http://artsplacegallery.com/contact/ Other times to view the exhibition are Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 4:30 pm. The exhibition continues through Sept. 15. doug
As a visual artist, I draw, print-make and paint in oils and watercolour, but the main style in which I’ve worked my entire arts career is assemblage. Assemblage is an artistic process that consists of making three-dimensional or two-dimensional artistic compositions by putting together found objects.
For this project I decided to interpret what I was ‘seeing’ through found materials, beach debris & paint.
The visual impact of living in Port Colborne, a block from Lock 8 and it’s constant parade of ‘boats’ as well as the close proximity to the harbour, Gravelly Bay and Lake Erie provides one with a kaleidoscope of visual impressions and creative ideas. As I got to know Port Colborne and surrounding environs after moving here in 2007, I realized that what was stimulation for me as a visual artist (the Welland Canal, the lake and the boats), has been and continues to be, a major stimulus for creativity to the entire local arts community.
View a sampling of my work from the exhibition in the slide show below. Arts Place Gallery is at 714 King St., Port Colborne. The exhibition runs from August 8 – September 15, Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 4:30. 905.834.9060.
Meet the artist reception Sunday, August 18, 2 – 4.
All pieces are found materials, beach debris and paints.