Doug Lofstrom, an Edmonds resident, has spent the bulk of his career as a real estate developer and Windermere Real Estate Broker. He is now retired—well kind of – says Doug.
In October 2016 he made a decision to purchase canvases, brushes, acrylic paints and other necessary raw materials to begin his next career as a painter. So he started painting, and the scenes in his mind required him to paint on larger canvasses—up to 4’ X 6’—so far! The house started to fill up. His wife Carol posted his works on Facebook and public interest started building. By the time 25 paintings were completed and several had sold – show space was offered by Cafe Louvre in Edmonds because the owner loved his works.It was a total shock said Doug. Even in my wildest imagination it would never have occurred to me I would be painting and selling my paintings – at 80 years old.
Completely self-taught. No prior experience. “I approach the art form with a happy heart and stress free mind.” I believe that “Fun & Fanciful” best captures the spirit in my paintings.