Douglas J Weir - BDes, Industrial Design

 

Education

Studied Industrial Design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design

 

Specialties:
Custom furniture, Woodworking, Metal fabrication, Solidworks, Adobe Creative Suite, Mold-making, Rapid prototyping, Perspective drawing, Landscape design + build, Ceramic sculpture,

Stone + wood carving, Acrylic painting, 3D visualization

 

Behind the Artist

Doug  grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. Early in his lifetime, his family built a cabin northeast of Parry Sound. Perpetually stimulated by beautiful landscapes and wildlife, he fell in love with the wild. Being amongst the bears, beavers, loons, and moose while hiking through bush and marshes led him to a complete fascination and obsession for the incredible Canadian landscape.

 

Weir always had a fascination for art but didn’t pursue it until moving west to British Columbia to attend university. There, he developed a passion for Canadian art that compelled him to create his own interpretation of myths and imagery told to him by storytellers of aboriginal traditions.

 

He spent the summer of 2011 in the Haida Gwaii (formerly Queen Charlotte Islands) and explored local Haida culture of the isolated archipelago. The people there embraced his artwork and influenced him to continue exploring their cultural heritage. Stories of shamans, bald eagles,

sun gods, and killer whales influenced Weir’s own artistic renditions. The beauty of Haida Gwaii and the people there will forever hold his brush to the canvas.