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Doug Haines is a graduate of the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada with a bachelor’s degree  in Fine Arts. He has shown extensively in solo and group shows as well as juried and charity exhibitions. He has had a studio in Guelph for 25 years. He now divides his time between Guelph and Brittany, France where he is in the process of creating a new studio space in a farmhouse complex.

Doug has concentrated on expressionistic abstraction for the last 14 years. His current works are non-objective, lacking literal narrative subject. The subject is colour, texture, tone, and composition. The abstract work focuses on the act of painting. Painting about painting so to speak.

In addition, he still enjoys creating mixed media assemblages with found objects such as building materials.