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ANN CLOUTIER

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I am a self-taught artist learning by painting and observing art every day. While primarily working with the sights that surround me, I am also grateful to live in a time where I can be inspired by hundreds of artists virtually.  I gain new skills with every painting and feel an incredible sense of accomplishment that keeps me looking forward to the next piece.

 

Having painted as a hobby for 25 years, I am now fully devoted to my art and concentrating on realism still life acrylic paintings. As much as I love getting into the quiet details of realism I occasionally can be found "letting loose" with abstracts and florals.  Throughout the many styles the common thread of my art is using color to create paintings that feel fresh and modern.

I have lived in beautiful New England all of my life. When I am not painting, I enjoy the endless "do it yourself" projects of decorating the home I share with my husband.

EXHIBITIONS

October - December 2022

Provisions Northampton

Crafts Ave

Northampton MA

Solo Show

Finding My Way

14 paintings that represent the last five years of my artwork as I experiment with various styles

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October 28, 29, 30  2022

MICAfest

Northampton Center for the Arts

33 Hawley St

Northampton MA

3 paintings have been selected to be part of this visual and performing arts festival.

December 2021
2022 Flat File @ A.P.E Gallery

126 Main Street, Northampton, MA, USA

The Flat File Program celebrates the potential of flat media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and collage. The collection of small works represents a variety of approaches to flat media either as finished works or momentary components of a creative process. 

My 18x24 painting “Strawberries” was chosen for this show. It will be part of an online catalogue through December 2022.

Website: http://www.apearts.org

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GALLERIES

July 2023  - present

Julep Gallery

269 Redfern Village

St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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2022 Mill District Local Gallery

91 Cowls Rd, Amherst, MA 01002, USA

Paintings and prints will be available for sale from January through March.

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October 2022  - present

Artery

289 High Street

Holyoke MA 01040

An eclectic marketplace featuring original artwork.

PUBLICATIONS

 

Voice of the Artist

Issue 13 March 2021

My painting Salt & Pepper was featured in Issue 13.

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Article Website

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2022 ORANGE BOOK Volume 1

 

“Orange Book” is a visual feast that showcases nearly 100 rising star artists curated by Artrepreneur, a global digital marketplace and membership platform.

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AWARDS

2020  Artepreneur Open Call Contest

"A Black and White Affair"

Honorable Mention  "SNEAKERS"

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2022 Artrepreneur Open Call Contest

"Orange Art"

Honorable Mention  "PEPPER"

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2022 Artrepreneur Open Call Contest

"Industrial"

 

Winner  "PIPES"

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Bold Brush FAV15

Top 15% of contest entries

 

2023 Tea & Sugar

2019 Aqua Seascape

2023 Artrepreneur Open Call Contest

"60's Themed"

 

Winner  "REFLECTIONS"

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 “ “Reflections” takes the classic still life and turns it on its head by placing glistening objects in front of an enchanting flower print, which is abstracted through a glass goblet and reflected in a vintage pitcher. The details are subtle, but masterful: the closer you observe, the more they reveal themselves.”

                       

                                Kate Kelly

                                Artepreneur curator

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