Douglas Thomson was born in Greenock in 1955 and after studying at the Glasgow School of Art 1974-78 has exhibited paintings, prints and sculpture widely, with major solo shows in Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Bath, Nürnberg, Munich, Gstaad and the list is constantly increasing.
Glasgow remains his home, though he has lived and worked in Germany, and travelled widely.
Marina Vaizey, art critic of The Sunday Times, Wrote of him: "Thomson creates, in paintings, monoprints and sculptures of heads, a world of his own. Is it an alternative world, a world of myth? What seems to me most clear is that, capturing the viewer with a subtle web of colour, form and texture, Thomson proposes an almost endless variety of human relationships...
"Here is endless room for the imagination of the spectator to expand; just as in real life relationships there are amalgamations of varied, even contradictory emotions, so too in Thomson's art: passion, dispassion, indifference, involvement... Thomson is forging an unusual, recognisable idiom in which to express a satisfyingly elaborate choreography of human feeling.Nicolas McDowall, Old Stile Press.