Armed with an Honours Diploma in Painting from the Alberta College of Art, Calgary native Doug Driediger opened his own graphics business right off the bat. He is an exacting artist who demands that a high degree of intensity and spirit show through in his work.
His mural depicting Chemainus Hospital produced a “testimonial to a profession dedicated to preserving, enhancing and beginning life”, and is indicative of the painstaking details which characterize Driediger’s art. In bringing the characters of his mural to life, the people of Chemainus were as important to him as the paints on his palette.
Driediger’s paintings are featured in the collections of the Banff Rocky Mountain Resort and the Thorn Hill Recreation Centre, and appeared in exhibitions associated with the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.