The Personal Touch
One of the keys to Doug's enduring success is that his appeal reaches such a wide audience. From culture loving aesthetes who spend their holidays browsing round the Louvre or the Uffizi to those who find the very thought of entering a gallery intimidating, his work crosses the whole spectrum and transcends cultural boundaries.
This rare quality of universality is perhaps due to the fact that Doug's compositions communicate with us so directly, referring to the human experience as a whole in a way that we can all recognise. Take "Monday, Wednesday, Friday" for instance. Who hasn't felt a little down in the mouth when the alarm goes off on a Monday morning, and who doesn't feel their heart lighten as Friday draws to a close? Doug's enchanting triptych brings the week to life for us in a way that everyone can relate to. Whether we are being presented with ideas about love, laughter, friendship, adventure or generosity, Doug's work always finds a way to reach out and touch us personally.