September Virtual Studio Tour with Artist Mani Troutman

Painting of a field of lavender by artist Mani Troutman

Friday, September 11, 2020
4:00 to 4:45 p.m.




Check out this video to watch the September Virtual Studio Tour with Artist Mani Troutman.

Manijeh (Mani) Troutman is a contemporary artist who resides in Bellingham. She was born and raised in Tabriz, one of the most culturally rich cities In Iran, where she graduated from medical school and completed her specialty in radiology. She practiced medicine as a general physician and radiologist for more than 20 years. In 2007, along with her two sons, she immigrated to Canada and resided in Vancouver, BC. The beauty of British Columbia awakened her artistic soul, and she was inspired to begin painting.

In 2016, she moved to Bellingham and soon found herself integrated into the arts community. She joined the Whatcom Art Guild and was featured several times as an Artist of the Month, a distinction that allowed her to show her art in public.

Collage of paintings by Mani Troutman

It didn’t take long for her to join the Whatcom Art Market in Fairhaven. Her works have been exhibited in this location for more than a year. She has also shown her paintings at the Samish Island Art Festival, Sea Feast Festival, Cascade Cuts annual plant sale, Village Books, Colophon Café, Allied Arts, and Central Banners Bank.

Mani uses pastels, acrylics, and mixed media in her work. She is in love with nature and enjoys painting a variety of subjects including landscapes, seascapes, buildings, birds, and people. She has painted a collection of scenes of villages in Croatia and loves the evocative nature and nostalgia of old buildings.

Mani recently learned therapeutic painting, which combines her medical knowledge and artistic talent. She believes that inside everyone is a child who needs to come out and play from time to time. It is her wish to convey this joy in each of her works and to bring smiles to all who view them.

For Mani, love and joy are what matter most.

Fran Maas

I’m Fran Maas, and I’m the Program Director for this event. Feel free to call me at 360.650.3353 or via email at if you have any questions or comments. WWU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact me.