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My trip to Nepal this summer June 4th

Aug 3, 2010 General No Comments

By Keran Limbu

While my trip to Nepal this summer on June.4th, I had a chance to meet this immensely talented and generous painter, who showed me around his studio. I can see his paintings hanging around, his unfinished work and different kinds of brushes. He proudly showed me his works. All the beauty of his paintings that I have seen that day left me speechless. I was so impressed by his work of art, I couldn’t stop sharing few of his experiences, achievements and show his paintings to my viewers.

David Douglas,

Is a second generation artist, he got his education from Darjeeling, India, later he pursue his further training from Paris, France. He has done lots of solo exhibition in Nepal and abroad. Some of his clients were Late. Sir, Edmond Hillary, Olive garden Restaurant, the Radisson Hotel, Katmandu and many more in his list, He has been awarded with many awards starting from his school days in Darjeeling in 1973 and his recent awards are like in 1996 which won the Saroj Koirala Memorial Foundation’s All Logo Competition. He had participated in the Poster Competition on awareness against aids organized by CDS amp hair (Bal Bikas). And in 2010 he was awarded with the certificate of appreciation by the UNMIN.

David Douglas was born from a British father and Nepali mother; he spent his childhood in Darjeeling .His father the late MR. G. Douglas being an eminent artist of great international repute. So painting was in his gene. David didn’t get any training, he was a self-taught artist but he had an opportunity to pursue further training at the Ecole- National –Superieure_ Des _Beaux Arts in Paris, France. David had several successful exhibition and auctions to his credit in Nepal and abroad, including one organized by the United Nation Women’s Organized at the Radisson Hotel on the occasion of the Nepali New year 2058(April 2001). The entire proceeds of the auctioned paintings were donated to help, educate and empower poor girls and women’s in Nepal. His specialty lies in family and individual portraits, from real life or photographs. Regardless of the subject, he believes in perfection. His paintings are with various private collectors and corporate houses both in Katmandu and abroad.

Now he conducts art-painting classes for children, beginners and advanced level in Katmandu. He has specialized in the restoration of old torn paintings and furniture and both frescos and mural paintings. Recently you’ll see him painting live in one of the music video of Napathya “Mero Desh” which got a huge good response.

You can see his art in our event and photo section and the music video in video section.

If you are interested in his paintings, contact in ddouglas.np@gmail.com

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