from Vancouver BC
Doug has had a long-standing interest in art since high school. In 2002, he achieved a Certificate in Fine Art Techniques from Emily Carr Institute. Since then, he has been able to pursue his passion painting on weekends in a Vancouver studio.
Vancouver provides a rich source of inspiration, whether it's the city itself or the nature in and around it. He loves exploring interesting sites, sketching or photographing them, then bringing them to life on the canvas.
Oops Fantasy is a collaborative fine art book project featuring works by artists Justin Gradin, Ben Jacques and Doug Wideen. The book features illustration, painting and collage from each artist, as well as a section dedicated to their collaborative works. To coincide with the book launch, the artists have programmed a group exhibition to take place at The Waldorf Hotel, using four exhibition spaces within the hotel's rooms. Three of the rooms will be dedicated to each artist's solo projects, with the fourth showing their collaborative works. Limited editions of the book Oops Fantasy will be made available for sale.