Carole-Anne Centre

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

ABOUT:

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 and eventually opened up a craft gallery in Chappaqua, NY supporting artists and artisans.

With a lifelong love of drawing and painting, she is currently 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. She is a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society.

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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. As an artist I have always tried to stretch and try new things. My paintings and drawings are a process of exploration. Being greatly affected by my natural surroundings, I am intrigued by the power they have over feelings and our own sense of place. While focusing on painting and drawing, I see the natural world with different 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:

2020

Monhegan Is. ME Odom Fish House Studio, July 13-18, by appointment

Harris Center for Conservation Education,  Lone Mountain Artists Group Exhibit, Hancock, NH, Fall

Main Street Arts, Vermont Watercolor Society Hub Exhibit, Sept. 7 – Oct. 16,             Saxton River, VT

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

∼SEAWEED STIRRINGS…NATURAL IMPRESSIONS∼

This new series started on Monhegan Island, ME where I became a tidal pool “water gazer”. While exploring these tidal pools I became fascinated with the rhythmic swaying of the seaweed.

I made natural assemblages of various types of seaweed and explored a variety of techniques to create paintings. My goal was to capture impressions of seaweed stirrings in their environment.

The result of this exploration is a series of paintings, each unique, portraying the organic flow of seaweed.

PAST EXHIBITS

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Healing Art Gallery, Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough, NH

AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH

Southern VT Arts Center, Manchester, VT

Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene, NH

Taylor Gallery, Kimball Union, Meridan, NH

Red Barn Gallery, Waitsville, VT

West Village Meeting House Gallery, Brattleboro, VT

Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

Library Arts Center, Newport, NH

SEABA Gallery, Burlington, VT

Vt. Institute of Contemporary Art, Chester, VT

Chaffee Arts Center, Rutland, VT

Hunter Gallery, Grafton, VT

Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH

Ash Hill Art Institute, Swanzey, NH

Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock, NH

Peabody Mill Environmental Center, Amherst, NH

Science Seacoast Center, Rye, NH

Stonewall Farms, Keene, NH

Nature Center at Grafton, Grafton, VT

Forest Society, Concord, NH

Monhegan Island Studio, ME

Dublin School Gallery, Dublin, NH

Alumni Hall Cultural Center, Haverhill, NH

Peterborough Library. Peterborough, NH

Hancock Library, Hancock, NH

Shed Porter Library, Alstead, NH

Converse Library, Lyme, NH

Kilton Library, West Lebanon, NH

Langdon Meetinghouse, Langdon, NH

Claremont Opera House, Claremont, NH

L.A.Burdick, Walpole, NH

Home Hill Inn, Cornish, NH

Fiddleheads, Hancock, NH

Sunflower Café, Jaffrey, NH