John Douglas was born in Kansas and has spent nearly all of his life in the American Southwest. He attended Arizona State University on an art scholarship where he trained intensively for four years studying drawing, painting, and other art media. Douglas' primary inspiration comes from nature, especially the natural beauty of the Arizona landscapes and wildlife that have moved countless others before him. His artistic specialty is the crafting of minutely detailed still life and floral compositions. By using a mixed media technique, Douglas manages to create powerful, free-flowing abstracts that are layered with texture and color. Douglas' work transcends mere classical representation. The complex layering of paint, images, iconography and other media work together to build a fantastic bridge to a world that balances both antiquity and modernism. The sophistication in the artist's diversity of styles has been inspired from all over the world - from Greek and Roman columns to the geometry of mosaics and tile work - from the palms of the British West Indies to the royalty of the Renaissance. Douglas continues to reinvent himself with exploring new mediums such as vibrant, abstract painting on dimensional steel and copper wall sculptures, painted dimensional wood construction wall relief and painted glass. John Douglas strives to achieve balance in his life by embracing all forms of art and constantly broadening the scope of his mind's eye. John Douglas has been an artist for many years now and his work can be found in numerous corporate and private collections and in galleries all over the world.