Carole-Anne Centre

Nest Affair 18W x 14H   Carole-Anne’s Artwork

Carole-Anne graduated from Green Mountain College VT earning a degree in fine arts. C. A. also participated in the inaugural Summer in Experiment at Skidmore College painting and drawing under the direction of artist–in–resident Philip Guston. She worked as a graphic designer for many years in New York City. Deciding to stay close to home and raise her 2 sons, she opened a craft gallery in Chappaqua, New York.

With a life long love of drawing and painting, she is pursuing her dream of being a full time painter in her studio in Langdon, New Hampshire. C.A. has been exhibiting her work throughout New England and has received awards for several of her paintings.

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Associations:  New England Watercolor SocietyLone Mountain ArtistsAVA Gallery & Arts CenterVermont Watercolor Society

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Art, in one form or another, has always been an important part of my life. My paintings and drawings are a process of exploration. I have always been greatly affected by my natural surroundings and am intrigued by the power they have over feelings and our own sense of place. I now see the natural world with different eyes. Eyes that are always searching for shapes, textures, colors, patterns and hues. The more I see, the more I realize that the search has only just begun.



CURRENT EXHIBITS:

2018              

Hancock Library Gallery, June – August, Hancock, NH

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lone Mountain Artists Group Exhibit, Lebanon, NH Oct.- Dec.

 

2017              

Monhegan Island Open Studio by appt. Odom Fish House Studio 7/10 -7/17, ME

Ash Hill Center for the Arts:  “Founders and Friends” exhibit  July 7- August 7  ~ 83 Ash Hill Rd., Swanzey, NH ~ Opening:  Saturday, July 8, 2017 ~  5:30 -7:30pm

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center,  Oct. – Dec., Lebanon, NH ~Artist Reception ~ October 19, 5:00 – 6:30

Harris Center for Conservation, Hancock, NH, Oct. 27 – Dec., Hancock, NH

New works in progress______________________________________________________

SPONTANEOUS EFFECTS SERIES

Experimental work with gunpowder & watercolor

 Paintings and drawings in the “Spontaneous Effects Series” are created by igniting patterns of gunpowder on paper. The burning of gunpowder and painting with watercolor on the surface create an image that is determined by the process itself.

It becomes a journey as I wander through my work where discovery is made through continual acts of observation.

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”     Lao Tzu

Watch an informational video on the first phase of my gun powder painting technique.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgWhGHoMShs

PAST EXHIBITS                                                                                                                                       

2016

Healing Arts Gallery, Monadnock Community Hosp., Peterborough, NH

Monhegan Island, ME, Odom Fish House Studio

AVA Gallery,  Lebanon, NH                 

2015

Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH

Library Arts Center, Newport, NH

L. A. Burdicks,  Walpole, NH

Hancock Library,  Hancock, NH

Red Barn Gallery, Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibit, Waitsfield, VT

Monhegan Island, ME, Odom Fish House Studio

Taylor Gallery, Kimball Union., Meriden, NH

Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

2014            

Southern Vt. Arts Center, Manchester, VT

Monadnock Arts Auction, Jaffrey, NH

Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

Converse Library,  Lyme, NH

Library Arts Center,  Newport, NH

L. A. Burdicks,  Walpole, NH

Monhegan Island, ME,  Shumaker Cottage Studio

2013

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center,  Lebanon, NH

Southern Vt. Arts Center,  Manchester, VT

L.A. Burdick,  Walpole, NH

Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH

Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

Library Arts Center,  Newport, NH

Kilton Library, West Lebanon, NH

SEABA  Gallery, Burlington, VT

AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH

Monhegan Is. ME, Shumaker Cottage Studio

Harris Center,  Hancock, NH

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center,  Lebanon, NH

Vt. Institute of Contemporary Art,  Chester, VT

2012              

Southern VT. Arts Center, Manchester, VT

Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH

Library Arts Center, Newport, NH

Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

Stonewall Farms, Keene, NH

Artwalk,  Keene, NH

AVA Gallery, Lebanon

Shedd Porter Memorial Library, Alstead, NH

Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, VT

Home Hill Inn, Vt., Plainfield, NH

Dublin School Gallery, Dublin, NH

Southern Vt. Arts Center,  Manchester, VT

Claremont Opera House, Claremont, NH

2011                

Southern Vt. Arts Center,  Manchester, VT

Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

Sharon Art Gallery,  Peterborough, NH

Library Art Center, Newport, NH

Artwalk, Keene, NH

Harris Center for Conservation Education,  Hancock, NH

Dublin School Gallery  , Peterborough, NH

Hunter Gallery, Grafton

AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH

Alumni Hall Cultural Center, Haverhill, NH

2010                  

Southern Vt. Arts Center,  Manchester, VT

Library Arts Center, Newport , NH

Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock, NH

Jaffrey Civic Center,  Jaffrey, NH

Hunter Gallery, Grafton, VT

Peterborough Library, Peterborough, NH

Sharon Art Center Gallery,  Peterborough, NH

AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH

2009                

Southern Vt. Arts Center, Manchester, VT

Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH

Jaffrey Civic Center, , Jaffrey , NH

Historic Langdon Town Hall, coordinator & curator for exhibit

Stonewall Farm,   Keene. NH

Library Arts Center, Newport, NH

Hancock Library , Hancock, NH

Hunter Gallery, Phelps Barn,  Grafton, VT

AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH

2008                

Southern Vt. Arts Center, Manchester, VT

Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH

Forest Society, Concord, NH,

Peabody Mill Environment Center, Amherst, NH

The Nature Center at Grafton, Grafton. VT

Hedstrom & Jane, Peterborough, NH

Fiddleheads Café, Hancock, NH,

Seacoast Science Center, Rye, NH

Exhibit at Grafton, Phleps Barn, Grafton, VT,

Harris Center, Hancock, NH

Langdon Town Hall, Langdon, NH

Peabody Mill Environmental Center, Amherst, NH

Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

AVA Gallery , Lebanon, NN

2007              

Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH

Southern Vt. Arts Center, Manchester, VT

Nature Museum at Grafton , Grafton, VT

Stonewall Farm. Keene, NH

L. A. Burdicks ,  Walpole, NH,

Sunflowers Café,  Fitzwilliams, NH

Peterborough Library,  Peterborough, NH

Monadnock Art Fair, Peterborough, NH,