Troy White


    • Male
    • Painter


    About the artist



    Troy White is a graduate of Georgia’s Berry College and holds a Masters in Fine Art Degree from Florida State University. He is a licensed pilot and a skydiver with more than 3,500 jumps logged.

    White writes that “In the early 1970s aviation subjects started to make their way from doodles in the margins of my class notes into my paintings and sculptures…”

    White’s first solo exhibition consisting entirely of aviation paintings and sculptures dates back to 1978. His work is familiar to readers of numerous aviation publications and in addition Troy has authored two books. Kidd Hofer—The Last of the Screwball Aces which has nearly sold out of its first edition and the newly released Gold Star Aces Volumes I & II. His paintings hang in public, corporate and private collections world-wide and his work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the globe.

    White's “Out of the Blue” show toured Australia in 2006-07 with much fanfare and was sponsored by Rolls Royce Aviation, Qantas and Fosters.  Most recently Troy's Exhibition “Azul Vivo” at Uruguay's elegant Punta del Este during the 2013 summer season was also supported by Rolls Royce and makers of fine wine Pagos de Atlantida.  “Azul Vivo” was White's first one man exhibition/retrospective in Latin America.

    "Having mastered atmosphere in more than one way Troy White instils a rare sense of drama and eventfulness into his remarkably intense scenes of aviation instants. His almost eerie ability to convey tension and anticipation while toying with the viewer’s perspective and maintaining accuracy and clarity in his composition elevates his work above category....With his new ‘Rotational Series’ White has broken new ground with his use of multiple perspectives." New Art International

    In Troy's own words...“The subjects of the majority of my paintings are inspired by a life-long interest in aviation in general. I enjoy painting all types of planes and their pilots but confess an affinity for historic military aircraft, especially aircraft from the WWII era. I like to use vivid colors and large canvases while focusing on portraying the more radical angles and manoeuvres of flight. I draw from my experiences as a pilot and skydiver to stretch beyond the flat and level world into the dynamic passion and freedom of the limitless sky. I strive to add an element of tension to each piece and draw the viewer into experiencing the sensation of flying through my artwork.”

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