would like to introduce local artist, Doug Eaton to those who
do not already know him. Doug was born in the Forest of Dean
and his interest in art began at the age of eight.
school, Doug trained at art colleges in Cheltenham, Stroud and
Gloucester. When he left college, he worked for Reed's Corrugated
Cases, painting part time for eight years. In 1977 however,
Doug decided to pursue his artistic career full time.
One of Doug's
paintings won a place in the Royal Academy exhibition in 2004,
an achievement he intends to try to repeat this year.
regularly exhibited his works at Ross Heritage Centre and examples
of his work are always on display at Halcyon Daze and Bridge
House, as well as at his Ross-on-Wye studio.
have been arranged at Henley and at Beechinghurst. The Henley
exhibition runs from 1st to 15th April and Beechinghurst, from
29th May to 4th June, with another arranged for September.
pictured below, at work in his Ross-on-Wye studio and to the
left he can be seen with some of his current works.