Douglas Hill was born in West Yorkshire in the 1950s. He is a self-taught painter, working exclusively in oil. From the beginning he painted directly from life in an impressionistic style, his work much influenced by French artists of the 19th century, and by L.S.Lowry.
Douglas lived in Cornwall for over twenty years, chiefly in St Ives, working from his own studio 'The Longships Gallery.' The unique light effects and setting of St Ives led to a greater understanding of colour and composition.
Many of his paintings have been sold worldwide, and have been exhibited in Northern Ireland, New York and New Zealand, as well as galleries in London and around England.
Now living in Whitby, Douglas still pursues the beauty of nature in the ever-changing new horizons of the North Yorkshire coast and countryside. Within its light and colour he expresses his love of the natural world and the freedom found outside the studio.
All paintings shown on the website include hand-finished antique white wooden frames, with a narrow gold beading.