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Dugald was born in Callander in 1943 - during the war his parents had evacuated from Glasgow via Strathyre and finally settled in Callander.He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, and went on to study at Glasgow School of Art. Dugald then went to work as a Production Designer, designing sets for various drama and light entertainment shows, and working closely with the designer on each set to set an overall mood or find a perfect location.He started with BBC Scotland with an Industrial Scholarship award from Glasgow Art School then decided to take off to New Zealand where he worked for several years with South Pacific TV in Christchurch and as a Design Manager in Auckland.After a year or two Duglald returned to the UK working in London, Manchester and Cardiff before returning to Glasgow with the BBC. He started working free - lance whilst trying to paint at the same time, and as he found this increasdingly difficult, began painting full time in 1998.His influences are still firmly rooted in the Scottish landscape - a lot of his childhood holidays were spent in Knapdale, Argyll, and as a student at Dundee he spent time exploring the East coast. This love of the land and sea still informs his work today.