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Douglas studied painting, sculpture and pottery before completing his first degree in architecture at Cheltenham School of Art.
His second degree was attained at the Leicester School of Architecture, now De Montfort University, where he also completed a post graduate course in Landscape Architecture.
He founded and directed Douglas Smith Stimson Partnership Limited (DSSP) that was based in Leicester, a multi disciplinary practice of architects, landscape architects and interior designers.
Douglas now concentrates on painting and sketching. Fascinated by light and colour, seeing through the eyes of an architect with a visual and spacial awareness, he brings to his paintings a sense of place. His watercolours are in collections of Europe, America and Canada.
Douglas is an Architect Artist and author of eight books on architecture, design, paintings and sketches. He held an unprecedented term of office as President of the Leicester Society of Artists for 27 years.
Douglas donates all the money from the sales of books and prints to the Leicester charity for cancer research.
HOPE AGAINST CANCER.
The new book, ‘ICONIC MODERN ARCHITECTURE’, was published in 2015 and is the culmination of Douglas’ journeys. With sketch book in hand, he searched around the world for inspirational buildings and gardens.
From the press release of the University of Leicester, ‘A book that breathes new life into a city’
From the BBC article ‘Leicester v Tuscany? No contest!’
From the press release of the University of Leicester, ‘Transported by Brushstrokes’
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