Though raised in scenic Chester County, PA Douglas Kimbel Weiland (a.k.a. "Kim") was born in 1953 in Nuremberg Germany, the son of a career military officer. An early interest in painting prompted his parents to engage private art instructors to nurture Kim's enthusiasm.
Kim's continued desire to paint led him to Temple University's Tyler School of Art where, in 1973, he earned his degree in Fine Arts. During his years at Tyler, Kim traveled abroad to study at the Tyler School in Rome.
The tranquility of the Jersey shore served as inspiration for Kim in the early part of his career, and he worked mainly with watercolor during this time to communicate his fondness for the area. Over the course of time, Kim returned to Oil Painting as an additional medium of choice to depict the many facets of the marine milieu.
Kim is a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists, for which he has also served as President since 2003. His paintings have been exhibited in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions, including Modern Marine Masters, the National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists, and the Mystic International Exhibition where he was also awarded a prize in 2002.