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Douglas is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art (Drawing & Painting) and has been teaching art to adults and secondary school pupils both in the UK and the Middle East since he graduated. For 16 years he was the watercolour tutor at the Holyrood Art Club in Edinburgh.

Douglas has run private painting groups at his home since his return to Scotland in 2000. 

He continues to paint both in water and oil-based mediums and includes mixed media in the landscapes and seascapes that will be the basis of his next exhibition.

Join Douglas, on-demand, on his Introduction to painting in Acrylics

You’ll Learn with Douglas

  • How To Understand the Core Principles of Creating Art
  • How to Draw and Paint with Looseness, Energy, and Confidence
  • Compose and paint a subject with confidence for maximum impact

Try out Douglas’ Beginner Acrylic Class

Introduction to Painting in Acrylics

In this Introduction to Acrylic Painting course, you will learn to master the essential basics of acrylic painting. This course has four lessons and your painting tutor, Douglas Matthews, will take you step by step through the medium of acrylic with his easy-to-follow demos.


Painting lessons with Douglas are always superb.


Douglas is great and very good at teaching.


Douglas makes sure to include everyone his classes and is overall enjoyable.