Douglas Thomson was born in Greenock, Scotland in 1955 and after studying at the Glasgow School of Art 1974-78 has exhibited paintings, prints and sculpture widely, with major solo shows in Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Bath, Nürnberg, Munich, Gstaad.

He has studied part-time at The Open Unversity since 2007 and achieved a BA Open degree in October 2014.

Marina Vaizey, art critic of The Sunday Times, Wrote of him: “Thomson creates, in paintings, monoprints and sculptures of heads, a world of his own. Is it an alternative world, a world of myth? What seems to me most clear is that capturing the viewer with a subtle web of colour, form and texture, Thomson proposes an almost endless variety of human relationships…

“Here is endless room for the imagination of the spectator to expand; just as in real life relationships there are amalgamations of varied, even contradictory emotions, so too in Thomson’s art: passion, dispassion, indifference, involvement… Thomson is forging an unusual, recognisable idiom in which to express a satisfyingly elaborate choreography of human feeling.

Nicolas McDowall, Old Stile Press.