Troy Poeschl – Arts+

Artist Philosophy

Many artists are inspired by their natural surrounding, but few by nature itself, how it is formed, its growth, its stress, its life, its very being. Troy Poeschl looks at all these aspects in the creation of his art work, developing sculpture that looks at every detail of the materials evolution for inspiration.

Artist Statement

“I believe in letting each sculpture guide and inspire the viewer – conveying its own story that has taken decades to develop with each layer and year of growth. Juxtaposed against the wood are its supports, created of man made materials giving color and texture. One must look deeply to see each grain, which has guided each sculpture, creating a unique work.

This response to nature captures its spontaneity that has been molded by the environment. These elements both natural and human related can be seen in the character of the wood that shows exposure of fire, water and its lifetime stresses that create its identity. ”

Artist Background

Troy Poeschl grew up in the city of Orange in Southern California. Studying many types of media, Troy graduated in 1989 from California State University in Long Beach with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts and a Minor in Industrial Arts. He has worked as a designer and fabricator on coffee roasters for Dietrich’s Coffee and motor racing components before becoming a full-time artist. For the past six years Troy has exhibited at the Sawdust Art Festival and for four years at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. His work has been on exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego and the Irvine Fine Art Center’s Annual Juried Exhibition. In the “2006: The Art Year in Review” article, Roberta Carasso, of the Laguna News Post, wrote “It is important to mention that Troy Poeschl showed some of the most original sculpture at the Diane DeBilzan Gallery.”


1987 – AA Marketing Management, studies in Fine Art and Graphic Design, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, Ca.
1989 – BA Fine Art with Minor in Industrial Art, CSU Long Beach

Some Exhibitions:
Art and Nature 2017 – CAP Gallery
Art and Nature 2022 – LBCAC
Art and Nature 2013 – Festival of Arts at Wells Fargo
Artist Picks 2013 – Festival of Arts at Wells Fargo
Yosemite Renaissance – 2013, 2016, 2017
Festival of Arts – Laguna Beach, Ca: 2004 through 2023
Sawdust Festival – Laguna Beach, Ca: 2002 through 2023
Sawdust Winter Fantasy – Laguna Beach, Ca: 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008
Affaire in the Garden – Beverly Hills, Ca: 2003, 2004, 2006
Tre Contemporary Art Gallery – Palm Desert, Ca: 2005 – 2006
Ordover Gallery at the Natural History Museum -San Diego, Ca: 2006
Diane Debilzan Gallery – Laguna Beach, Ca: 2006 -2007

2004 – Laguna News Post – Roberta Carasso
2005 – American Style Magazine
2005 – Coast Magazine
2006 – Laguna News Post – Roberta Carasso

Thank You, Troy Poeschl