With charcoal, I am able to express my imaginative landscape scenes with expression and intensity.

I feel I am able to capture the true beauty of the Scottish landscape leaning towards the style of Romantic artists such as Friedrich and Bocklin.

My charcoal drawings are framed in a contemporary box frame with a snow white card mount.

If you are interested in any of my work, please don't hesistate to contact me.

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  1. robert avatar
    robert Mar 8, 2011

    hello, im doing alevel art and was just wondering if you could send me some info on you and why you do your work. really enjoy looking at your work. rob

  2. douglas roulston avatar
    douglas roulston Mar 8, 2011

    Hi Rob

    It is great to hear when someone appreciates and likes your art I have copied below my MFA statement which I put into galleries that tells you a little bit about me, anything else you want to know please just ask.

    Douglas Roulston, originally from Glasgow, studied at Duncan of Jordanstone and achieved a MFA in 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. 

    The Scottish landscape inspired Douglas to study 19th century Romantic artists such as Horatio McCulloch and Alexander Naysmithwho first started to capture the picturesque scenery of places such as Glencoe and Loch Katrine.  He has painted using his imagination and likes to capture the intensity of the Highlands and the power that it has over humanity.  This is highlighted by over exaggerating rock faces and ating 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 that is explored throughout his work.

    Cheers Douglas