Doug Joint, an artist renowned for his tonal and expressionist paintings, was born in London in 1953. His natural ability and desire for painting was discovered early in his childhood and he went on to study at the Twickenham School of Art and Design, graduating in 1976 specialising in Illustration gaining a Dip AD and qualifying as a member of LSIAD.

Inspired by artists such as Constable, Turner, Degas and Cezanne; he is a dedicated and passionate artist motivated by the challenge and discipline of life drawing, constantly developing and perfecting his techniques. Doug strongly believes "if you can draw the human form you can draw anything".

Doug works in many mediums, preferring oils and pastel to all others. His work reflects the freedom, movement, expression and harmony of line and continuity of contour; something he learned from the late Stan Smith RA, one of his tutors, who was both spontaneous and free spirited - expressive in a loose and free style.

Now living in Bosham, West Sussex Doug devotes his time to his art which clearly portrays the diversity of his expertise, his love of the human form and the stark contrast of landscapes. He enjoys working in his studio along with the fresher more spontaneous work produced en plein air. Doug also participates in the Chidham Art Group which holds a weekly workshop.