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Busy art, busy artist: Doug Lofstrom started painting in his late 70s – turns out he's pretty good


Last updated 4/8/2021 at 2:55pm

Brian Soergel

Doug Lofstrom's "Edmonds ... It's Our Town" has a prominent place on the second floor of the Edmonds Waterfront Center.

It's never too late to start something new, and 83-year-old Doug Lofstrom is exhibit one. Long taken by the thought of painting – but never putting inner thought to canvas for 75 years or so – he somehow has managed to become one of Edmonds' most prolific artists.

A longtime Edmonds resident and former real estate agent for Windermere Edmonds, Lofstrom now works furiously to catch up on years of blank canvases.

You could call it a hobby, but Lofstrom's painting rises above the quotidian, and buyers hand over good money for his bright-sized work.

And visitors to the soon-to-open Edmonds...

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Reader Comments(1)

Debra Arthur writes:

Great work. I like what I've seen so far. Congratulations on your recognition. I'm coming to look. Enjoy.


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