Doug Carpenter Artist

Biographical Information

Doug Carpenter ArtistPortrait of Douglas Carpenter by Charles Grigg Tait 1915 – 1996. Charles painted in watercolours and oils and spent much of time painting on location mainly at London Landmarks and East Anglia, especially Maldon, Essex.

Douglas Carpenter Early 60s

I’m sure I was born (1945) with a paint brush in my hand. I can’t remember a period in my life where I wasn’t drawing or painting. This lead to the inevitable comment “You’ll have to be an artist when you grow up”. So here I am, (I’ve not grown up yet though). Everyone remembers their college days with great enthusiasm. I was at Goldsmiths College in New Cross, London, which was only a cycle ride away from where I lived. I studied portrait painting and commercial art. All that back in the early 1960s. I took a job with the press in the artist department, but alas we  parted company, after which I was to explore my vocation as a professional artist. Starting with oil painting in the style of the old masters, to a time where I embrace watercolour and silhouette art, and lately digital art – which I greatly enjoy.

During a productive period in my life (1983 to 1994) I lived and painted at Bradfield near Manningtree known as Constable Country (after the great Suffolk Artist John Constable. I now have a custom built studio at Great Clacton that I share with my artistic wife Brenda. 

Doug Carpenter has been inspired and influenced by a range of artists, in particular by; J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, Monet and Vincent van Gogh.

Art has normally been a major attraction in my life, and while I had minimal formal art-education, I never felt restricted by the absence of it. I love painting or photographing landscapes with trees and wild skies with golden sun-light.

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved to draw, paint or do anything creative! Drawing and painting has always been a great passion of mine that has run through my life as far back as I can remember,

To date, I have sold my art work all over the world through the internet, as well as through some local shops, galleries and London art exhibitions.

I’m now developing my passion of photography and digital art to reach new and different levels of creativity in my life.