ann cloutier

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 will often see a color combination or a new style that I will bring into my art. I learn 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 am experimenting with new mediums, techniques and styles. Although realism was my first love I have become fascinated with minimalist seascapes and impressionist style florals. Most recently I am seeing the beauty that colors and shapes themselves bring to the canvas in my abstract work. The common thread of my paintings is using color to make the pieces feel modern and fresh.


My hope is to bring a bit of joy to the viewer, it can be nostalgia from a vintage ice cream scoop or the delight of a vibrant bouquet of flowers.



Voice of the Artist

Issue 13 March 2021

My painting Salt & Pepper was featured in Issue 13.

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painting in magazine


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.


artist in front of gallery
artist at ape gallery



2022 Mill District Local Gallery

91 Cowls Rd, Amherst, MA 01002, USA

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


artwork displayed on wall and shelf