Meet The Artist
Mary Lou Troutman was born in 1957 and grew up in the countryside of Southern Maryland. From an early age she began expressing her talents, and upon graduation from St. Mary's Academy (where she won the senior art achievement award) she attended Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Before her first year of college she met a man that would change her life and career for the better.
In the fall of 1977 she married Jeff Troutman, who immediately recognized her talent for art. Mary Lou and Jeff returned to her hometown of Dameron, a small country town located along the Chesapeake Bay on the southern tip of St. Mary's county. Jeff took Mary Lou's work to a local art league where she has been exhibiting ever since. Today you will find Jeff at her art events, engaging with audiences and promoting her work in the DelMarVa area. From her woodland studio she kept close company with the abundance of nature in the area.
St. Mary's County, with its creeks, marches, rivers, as well as the Chesapeake Bay provided an endless mix of subject matter. Mary Lou has developed a personal feeling of nostalgia for the "way it was" along the Chesapeake. Her detailed acrylic painting reflect a strong sense of light with a realistic touch.
Mary Lou's career could not exist without the constant help of her family. Through years of recognition, numerous awards, and artistic achievements, her work has become a part of both private and corporate collections that span from coast to coast. Mary Lou was chosen for Maryland's' 1994 Ducks Unlimited sponsor Artist, and continues to receive critical acclaim across the country.