Brief Biography of Douglas Winslow
Douglas Winslow is a professor emeritus of Civil
Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A. where he still
He has been turning wooden bowls for about 10 years, and painting watercolors for
about 20 years. He has taught watercolor painting classes.
His bowls are turned from wood species common in Indiana. Most of his bowls are
turned directly from wet, or green, wood. As these bowls finish drying after
turning, they distort in interesting and somewhat unexpected ways making bowls that
are slightly oval and have undulating lips. He particularly enjoys these unpredictable,
and more natural shapes where the wood has particpated in the final shape of the bowl.
He and his wife have been fortunate to be able to travel to a wide variety of
interesting places throughout the world. He has painted during these trips and
some of his best memories of the trips are the places where he has painted and the
people he has met as a result of his painting. Among his favored subjects are
seascapes, landscapes and skies. He especially enjoys painting on site and
outside, "en plein air". He has painted on all seven continents and, of them,
Antarctica is his favorite. His painting awards include a Merit Award, a First
Place and a Best of Show in juried competitions.
His paintings are in corporate and business offices, and private collections both in
the United States (35 states) and a number of foreign countries (30) on six
continents. His bowls are sold in two galleries in Indiana.