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Troy etching at bipArt
Troy photographed by her daughter
Troy with her Wildscape Wildlife Artist Award

Troy Elizabeth Ohlson

Prize Winning Sussex Fine Artist & Printmaker

My work is about atmosphere, feeling and colour.

As both a Painter and a Printmaker, I blur the boundaries between the two, mixing media within each image - often adding collage, watercolour, acrylic, and gilding to my paintings, etchings, collagraphs and fine art giclee prints.

The influence of each medium plays an important part in determining the character of the final piece.

Enjoying the process of creation and allowing myself the freedom to experiment keeps my work fresh and exciting.

My landscapes and skies are inspired by walks with Boris & Riley our lovely naughty dogs from the RSPCA.

Splashes of richly pigmented paint, bold sgraffito, layers of textural collage, sculplural impasto, gossamer glazes and evocative touches of delicate detail combine to capture the atmosphere, essence and timeless beauty of each place.

My wildlife and animal paintings and etchings are rich in character and expression, their personalities come alive, touching your heart as they make you smile. By contrasting bold expressive brush strokes with intricate detail I bring the animals to life and create the atmosphere of their worlds.

All my life I've lived by the sea around the world: on the Gold Coast of West Africa, beside the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas and on the New England Coast in the US, before raising my family near Brighton's famous pebble beach.


I’m drawn to paint beautiful atmospheric seascapes, dramatic skies and gorgeous golden beaches. Touches of gold and sparkling mica flakes create movement and light.

Echoes and flavours of time spent in West Africa and the Caribbean enrich my work.

My work has been featured in Sussex Life, Arty Magazine, Brighton & Hove Life and many others...

I contrast my traditional printmaking (which uses techniques essentially the same as used by artists for centuries) with cutting edge digital techniques. My Fine Art Giclee Prints are created using the latest digital art technology.

My expertise on Fine Art Giclèe printing is well recognized - I am the contributing author on the process of Giclèe Printing in the recently published international book 'Traditional and Contemporary Printmaking Techniques'.

In 2009 I illustrated a book written by a collector of my work which has been published to worldwide acclaim.


Lives & works in Brighton on the East Sussex Coast, UK

BA (Hons) 2:1 Brighton University Faculty of Art & Design


Wildscape Wildlife Artist of the Year 2004
Professional Category Prize Winner


Brighton Festival Fringe
Steering Committee
Founder Member


Elected Representative of
ALL Brighton Artists' Open Houses 2002 - 2004


'Sussex Life' magazine
Artist of the Month Feb 2007

The Trojan House the Artists Open House Troy Curates twice a year
established 2001
Artists Open House
rtist & Curator


Artists Open Houses Trail


Founder Member of
Chalk Artist Led Gallery


Invited to show at the
Affordable Art Fair Battersea for 8 years in a row


Selected to show at Brighton Art Fair
in 2004, 2005 and 2007


Selected Exhibitor at the
Birmingham Society of Artists Show July 2005


Exhibited at Artists & Illustrators Exhibition,
London Institute of Design 2004


Arts Council Funding
for Professional Development
Sept 2004


Member of Pavilion Printmakers

Prestonville Trail Co-ordinator
2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 & 2009