Doug Troland

Portfolio Categories: Festival Artists.

Coming Home to You, acrylic on canvas, 30in h x 48in w; Moon Over Essex, acrylic on paper, 18in h x 24in w; Rage at Sea, acrylic on canvas, 16in h x 20in w

Artist, Doug Troland, discovered painting in 2016.  Encouraged by the prompting of a close friend, each asked the other:  if they could manifest any talent, what would it be?  Doug said, “I wish I could paint.”  As a birthday present the following year, this same friend gave him a box of paints. He brought the paints with him on a summer trip to the beach a year later which elicited an obsession with the magic and discovery of painting. Doug’s style is mostly abstract expressionism, still life and portraits, using acrylics – but he always returns to a world of landscapes. They are created from imagination and the influence of coastal imagery (having grown up near the ocean).

His first opportunity as an artist to study in a professional environment (cancelled by the Covid lockdown) was by invitation to participate in a residency from The Nantucket Artists Association. Many of his paintings are in the private collection of close friends, and high-profile individuals in a variety of industries.

Doug lives in New York City. For over 15 years he was employed as an executive in business development for Dewynters Advertising, a London-based entertainment / graphic design firm, promoting the company’s iconic artwork produced for many Broadway and film productions, such as; Cats, Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miz, A Room With A View, and several other Hollywood film projects.  After 9/11, the New York office of Dewynters closed, and Doug found new employment as an executive assistant and house manager in the entertainment industry. Now he paints full time.  A dream fulfilled. Troland is a featured artist at Spectrum Gallery’s Summer Arts Festival on the Essex Town Green.

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The Gallery is an expansion of the non-profit Arts Center Killingworth

Reproduction of any images on the Spectrum Gallery website is strictly prohibited.

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