About

Artist / Illustrator

Hi! Welcome! My name is Troy.

I am an award winning multi-discipline artist, currently focusing on Digital Painting.

I hold a BFA in Painting and Illustration from The Savannah College of Art and Design.

I was raised in the arctic tundra of small town, Iowa. An only-child and naturally introspective, I spent many frigid winter hours in quiet contemplation. With chiclets chattering and ice-glazed piggies crying, I’d warm at my grandparents’ kitchen table. Watching Tex Avery and Max Fleischer cartoons, black and white Viet Nam conflict footage. I’d draw and paint, play with plastic models and airplane glue.

I showed excellent drafting skills and natural talent, and – thanks to Grandma’s encouragement – I developed quite the imagination! And a nice crusty ring of glue under my nose!

But now, even though I live in sunny Florida, and have warmed up,  I’m increasingly haunted by thoughts of a dystopian future.

To counter these thoughts I create wry fairytales and other haunting, oddly funny visions. I fuse stylized computer graphics with painterly imprecision to generate charming, highly stylized, idyllic scenes, in which I investigate intuition, supernatural power and the interconnection between nature, anima and technology.
Contact

Would you like to purchase prints?

etsy.com/shop/TroyEittreim

mkt.com/troyeittreim

8 comments

  1. Troy,
    I will confess to being “ignorant about art” but can appreciate your Artist Statement…always interesting to know the mind behind creative endeavors.

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  2. Troy,

    Very deep, interesting and colorful artwork. My favorites are the ones that have sky and water in them. Jazz Fest 2012 is especially cool (and crazy!).

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    1. Hi Heather!

      Thanks for taking the time to visit and write. I really appreciate that! I’m glad you find them interesting – thats what I aim for.

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  3. Finally took the time to check out your work, Troy, and I’m so glad I did. Very unique and interesting. You are an exception to the rule in several ways–your name with the “ei” doesn’t follow the “i before e except after c” and more importantly, you are an exception for using modern techniques to reinterpret very old influences and creating some very striking works of art.

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    1. Hey Judy! Thanks for taking the time to view my work! Thanks the kind words! Yes, “old” art from SE Asia really turns me on. There is a wealth of painting, sculpture, music and dance across the Indian Ocean. From India to Tibet, Myanmar, through Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, all the way to Java and Bali. All with great similarities. This is due to ancient maritime trade wind travel. These all deal with what we would call the spirit world and humanism. I love this stuff. It is fascinating symbology and aesthetic. And I want to see more of it. Technology – and the amazing advances for mankind that it presents also turns me on. But I fear some of it. Sometimes I feel that in our headlong rush for technological advancement we begin to lose sight of our past – of our human or “animal” self. I use my work to bridge the gap. I hope to call attention to the beautiful, wonderful, vibrant historical artwork of SE Asia, before it is entirely lost to younger generations. I embrace technology and so use modern tools to sound the alarm about potential cost of all our “advancements”.

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