Douglas Fales began his career in 1943 as an apprentice at the Bishop St. studio of Adam Sherriff Scott. After school, he followed a brief stint at The Gazette before joining Morgan's and later Ogilvy's as a professional illustrator. There he worked for 40 years, sketching men's fashions and other works until his retirement in 1985. As an artist, Fales works with oil and pastels and conté. Fales created artwork for the Spencers Island Lighthouse relating to the Mary Celeste. His work is also featured at Lunenburg and various Montreal galleries.