About the Artist

Doug was born and raised in Mumbai, India, and moved to the US to further his education in Engineering Mechanics. After nearly a decade in his field, an accident forced him to change the  course of his life and at the same time turned on a creative light that has shone bright ever since.

"I strive to create jewelry that is eye catching and distinctive with a rustic and organic flair. I am naturally drawn to metal, and enjoy working in silver, gold, copper, brass and bronze as well as alternative metals like aerospace aluminum alloys, stainless steel and titanium. Vitreous enameling and powder painting have introduced me to a whole new world of color, and endless experimentation. I use both processes to create focal pieces and accents in my work. They range from elegant to dramatic, and showcase a variety of colors, patterns and textures.

My designs reflect diverse sources of inspiration that include nature, architecture, culture, spirituality, and the natural beauty of the rustic and organic."

After more than two decades of creating jewelry, I have now started creating wall sculptures or 'Wall Jewelry'. I use Fold-forming and Origami techniques to create hollow forms from sheet metal in aluminum and steel. My first series, Making Waves, has a double meaning. It is about stirring things up and creating wall sculptures that highlight the beauty of waves and the coastal waters around us."