Douglas Hill was born in West Yorkshire in 1953 but it was in Cornwall that he established a name as one of the leading plein air painters in Britain.
He is perhaps best known for large beach scenes and Cornish harbours and towns, having spent much of his life in St.Ives. He was a member of the St. Ives Society of Artists and St Ives Arts Club and ran his own gallery there for sixteen years.
Completely self-taught, Douglas paints directly from nature in oils, and his works have been featured in galleries all over the UK, and as far afield as the USA, New Zealand, and Northern Ireland.
Douglas is now based in Whitby where he continues to paint en plein air capturing the energy of the busy harbour in addition to the local public spaces.