Talented Bartician Courtney Douglas claims that had he not taken up art, he would’ve definitely been a cricketer. After all, Douglas was named after West Indies cricket legend Courtney Walsh.
A true son of the soil, Courtney grew up on the borders of Region 10, in the riverine community of New Found Out and enjoyed spending time in neighbouring communities such Rivers View.
His successful tenure at the Bartica Secondary School saw him win the Best Graduating Student Award in not one but four (4) categories namely: Visual Arts, Technical Drawing, Building Construction and Best Technical Student. These achievements earned Courtney a Hinterland Scholarship to attend the E.R. Burrowes School of Art where he completed a Diploma in Fine Arts, majoring in Painting with a Graphic Design minor. Repeating his previous success, Courtney was awarded Best Graduating Student honours in the areas of Painting, Drawing and Graphic Design.
Courtney also boasts several national accolades including 1st Place- National School Drawing Competition, 1st Place- National Coin Design Competition and 1st place (Gold Medal) in the Guyana Visual Arts Competition.
To date his work has featured in numerous exhibitions, and his professional experience as an Artist/ Animator; Portrait, Face and Body Artist and Entrepreneur are a testament to his wide ranging abilities.