Doug's family has been a huge inspiration to him. He married Suzi in 2001 on a
freezing cold day which they both later described as "warm" - evidence that
true love can even conquer the British weather. When Charles was born in 2002
and Eliza arrived the following year, Doug discovered that life as a husband
and father suited him better than he could ever have imagined. In this
loving and happy environment his artwork flourished, proving yet again the
primacy of emotion in his compositions, and the birth of Ophelia in 2007 only
served to strengthen this feeling.
"I look forward to continually producing artwork about my wife and my children.
I would like to think that in years to come it will remind them all of how very much
we mean to each other."