Featured Artist: Ann Marie Coolick!

Dancing Birch Trees No. 2 by Ann Marie Coolick 30x30" Acrylic on Canvas
Dancing Birch Trees No. 2 by Ann Marie Coolick
30×30″ Acrylic on Canvas

Ann Marie Coolick. Fresh scenes, thick paint, a new perspective. Check her out! I happen to really like her Birch Trees (of which there are many, but the pink in this one was the that originally caught my eye).

She’s also got a great BLOG, be sure to check it out!

Read a bit about Ann Marie from her website:

Using only palette knives and paint straight from the tube, Ann Marie is an impasto painter focusing on contemporary expressionist landscapes. Relying primarily on memory, Ann Marie’s recent body of work references organic processes and natural elements, including visual enlargements of foliage from her neighborhood, the historic Aurora Highlands in Arlington, Virginia. She slathers frosting-like paint layer upon layer onto the canvas, with paint running off the edges resulting in a sculptural, three-dimensional appearance. Ann Marie has three young boys who demand a high level of energy, no doubt influencing her bold color palette and active painting style. 

Ann Marie was a Resident Artist at the Arlington Arts Center from 2004 to 2009 where she regularly had solo exhibitions and volunteered. She graduated from Virginia Tech  Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Studio Art (honors painting concentration) and a BS in Marketing Management.  Ann Marie is represented by the Cooley Gallery in Leesburg and Covet in Arlington.

Image via AnnMarieCoolick.com, used with permission…


Catch you back here tomorrow!


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