Douglas Roulston, originally from Glasgow, studied at Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee and achieved a Bachelor of Fine Art. He then went onto complete a Master of Fine Art.
He has taken the myths and legends of the Scottish Highlands and portrayed them with oil on canvas and expressive charcoal drawings. His passion for landscape has derived from his enthusiasm and love for outdoor sports such as skiing, mountain biking and hill walking.
In undertaking these sports he has had the time to appreciate the true beauty and atmosphere of the Highlands. This beauty inspired him to study 19th century Romantic artists who first started to capture the picturesque scenery of places such as Glencoe and Loch Katrine.
He has painted from his imagination and tried to capture the intensity of the Highlands and the power that it has over humanity. This is highlighted by over exaggerating rock faces and creating piercing light rays through breaking clouds, reflection and the tranquility of distant springs and lochs. Mankind or any human creations rarely feature in his work.
It is the awe of nature, and the spirit of the sublime of nature that is explored throughout his work.