Douglas Gray was born in Harrogate in 1965. He began his professional artistic career in the study of illustration, enjoying significant success over a 20 year period with clients including Saatchi and Saatchi, Warner Brothers and Universal Studios.

Preferring to concentrate on oil painting Douglas now specialises in marine and contemporary cityscapes.In 2013 he was elected full member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) and has won the prestigious Winsor & Newton "Best Oil Painting" award 2011 and Rusell & Chapple award 2012 and 2013. His skill for reflection and movement on water recently attracted a commission from the iconic Savoy Hotel in London, where his painting is now on permanent display. His growing number of international collectors are also drawn to his unique ability to align vision, thought and emotion through a combination of both direct and loose brushstrokes.

Douglas is a regular exhibitor in London with the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) and has already acquired an impressive array of both solo and group exhibitions.

Collector's of Douglas's work include The Right Honourable William Hague, George Davis, Lord Derwent, the Howard de Walden family and The Savoy Hotel ('Fairmont Group').