Douglas R. Laird


  • Born in Edinburgh in 1946
  • Attended the Edinburgh College of Art
  • Mr. Laird immigrated to Canada in 1965, settling in Montreal for 12 years before moving to Toronto
  • His work crosses thematic boundaries and is almost always narrative
  • Started by painting seascapes, then moved onto children playing hockey, landscapes, everyday life and bucolic rural scenes,
    structured abstracts and the wide world of golf
  • Mr. Laird’s superb sense of draftsmanship, proportion and construction are evident
  • Started off with watercolours and them moved into oil. He likes muted warm colours and makes his light sources glow