I've been an artist all my life, Student of the Year at University of Houston CL, and always loved animals, fascinated by the zoo and captured and chased any animal as a youth in Santa Fe, Texas, but in 2009 I made the decision to concentarte my art on Wildlife, mostly endagered wildlife, to promote awareness and interest in our vanishing natural world. I started with a cheetah portrait and developed my own style of ink and watercolor, progressing into other mediums. I am self taught. I have a distinct style. I'm am not trying for photorealism. I want art to look like art, made by technical skill and the free flowing hand. I have been known by many as the artist that paints the unusual animals, not the popular selling animals. I like the Tapirs, the Giant Anteaters, the Maned Wolves, the Opossums. I paint with emotion and passion and know my subject with study and interest.
"Nature. The Natural World. Everything before man came and covered with concrete and steel. I am truly alive in the natural world, the jungle, the mountains, the forests, the places where all our millions of different species thrive. This is the world I strive to live in and use my art to illuminate and share with the many people of the world who revere this natural animal world the way I do. I create with paint, ink, graphite, sculpture, collage, anything not nailed down, to bring an awareness of the beauty and diversity and conservation issues of Planet Earth’s wildlife. Doug Hiser Professional World Wildlife Artist, Painted Jungles. "