Born in Scotland, Douglas is currently based in London. His practice focuses on lens-based media and is a mix of personal and socially engaged work and projects.

After a Degree in Visual Arts at the University of the Arts, London (1st class honors) he completed a Masters in Community Art Practice (with distinction) at Goldsmiths University, London.

Alongside working on personal projects and exhibiting in the UK and overseas he has developed socially engaged art projects with the Fiji Arts Council, made artwork with inmates in a prison in the UK, schools in Mozambique, residents of a Romanian homeless shelter, young offenders in East London, communities living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya and service users of a psychiatric hospital.