The hand that paints a Doug Hall canvas is the same hand that shoes horses, shoots a flint lock rifle, and builds log cabins.  Reared in the Ozark hills of southwest Missouri, the school bell could not compete with the call of all outdoors and the Indians, hunters, and trappers he read about. Finally, Doug twigged onto the idea he was meant to be a painter. He could paint the Indians and explorers into his own personal classroom and that is what he has done with great alacrity and skilled illumination.