Award-winning artist Douglas Gray was born in Harrogate in 1965 and began his professional artistic career in the study of illustration and enjoyed significant success over a 20-year period with clients including Saatchi and Saatchi, Warner Brothers and Universal Studios. He now concentrates on fine art, specialising in contemporary cityscape, figurative and marine oil paintings. In 2013 he was elected a full member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA).
Douglas finds a wealth of creative inspiration for his paintings in iconic European cities including London, Paris and Venice, capturing their enduring panoramas alongside today's ever-changing landmarks and skylines. He is represented internationally with galleries in London, Paris and Amsterdam. His commissions include the prestigious Savoy Hotel in London where his painting 'Cloudbreak, River Thames' is permanently displayed in the hotel's River Room.
Douglas's various awards include the Winsor and Newton 'Best Oil Painting' award, the Russell and Chapple awards 2012 and 2013, and 'The Artist' magazine award.