Doug Wildfoerster’s watercolor paintings are theatrical in nature. His paintings constitute a notebook of ideas—characters, settings, moods, impulses—for an improvised play. Each painting appears like a collage of past encounters meshed into a vibrant dream. To capture inspiration for his paintings, the artist keeps a journal consisting of images rather than words because as Wildfoerster puts it “images can express ambiguity in a much more satisfactory way than words can, at least for me.”


Doug Wildfoerster studied theater and art. He formerly worked as a graphic designer for KUED-TV. He has since retired from his graphic design career. He is a self-taught watercolor artist. His work has been exhibited at the Springville Museum of Art, Alpine Art, Art Access, the Chapman and Day-Riverside branches of the Salt Lake City Public Library and the Duchesne County Library. His favorite playwrights are Tennessee Williams and Samuel Beckett.