Doug is an artist from the south shore of Long Island. His first aspiration was to become an art teacher. His studies were soon interrupted with the war in Vietnam. “I thought this might become an opportunity in my life to sketch things that I would never ever experienced.” After two tours in Vietnam and hundreds of drawings, Doug returned to the world only to find there were no teaching jobs to be had at that time.

Returning back to school and a 17 year career as a political cartoonist for two newspaper in Nassau county' Doug won several awards from the New York Press Association and also became a judge at several of these annual award events.

Doug joined the Wet paints Studio Group in 1987, where he now serves as president of the oldest art club on Long Island. He continued on to join the Brookhaven Arts and Humanites Council in 2007, serving on the board as well as becoming involved with the Phoenix Art Gallery in Bellport. In 2017 Doug began teaching Watercolors with BACCA.

Doug has dovetailed his passion for woodworking and design into building and designing sets for the Three Village Central School District (both the High School and Middle School) for the past 8 years.
From murals to life drawings, the pencil and watercolors remain his favorite choice of medium. “With every portrait I do, I try to capture the soul of the sitter, and I leave a part of myself.”

~You're never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true.

Sally, Watercolor 16x20

Portrait of Nanci Saul, Pencil 16x20

Lydia in denim, Colored pencil 16x20

Taylor, Watercolor 16x20

Nancy, Graphite 16x20

Margie, Watercolor 16x20

Snow Queen portrait of Gay, Color pencil 12x14

Portrait of Deborah Pencil 16x20