Featured Artist: Michael Vermette!

Waiting on the Market by Michael Vermette 33x46 Gleason Fine Art

Monhegan Fisherman Waiting on the Market by Michael Vermette  33×46″  Oil

Michael Vermette has his own style. I am personally drawn to the paintings that have a good bit of dark and light – so dramatic, and clean – crisp with wonderful shadows, but truly, I love them all. This painting of the Monhegan fisherman waiting on the market is breathtaking! This painting is available at Gleason Fine Art in Booth Bay Harbor, Maine.

Take a peek at Michael’s website as well as the gallery websites, including the Lupine Gallery, they have some wonderful pieces!

Read a bit about Michael, from his website:

“Michael E. Vermette double majored in Painting and Printmaking at the Maine College of Art, receiving his B.F.A Painting degree in 1980. He received his Certification in K-12 Art Education in 1986 through the University of Maine at Orono. A full-time artist and part-time teacher, Michael  has been painting in oil, watercolor, and pastel for over forty years and has won numerous awards for his work, including the Laura Coleman and the Beverly Awards at the 12th and 13th Biennial North American Open Shows of the New England Watercolor Society. Most recently, Michael was the 2011 Baxter State Park Artist-in-Residence. Michael leads several plein air painting workshops in Maine and New Hampshire in watercolor and oil painting throughout the year. He is a Monhegan Artists’ Residency Fellow and was twice an Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park. His watercolors, oils, and pastels are in private collections throughout the country and internationally. In Maine, his works have been shown in various galleries, including the North Light Gallery in Millinocket, the Lupine Gallery on Monhegan Island, the Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth, The Lupin Gallery on Monhegan Island, and The Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth. 

       Michael is intrigued with the timelessness in change in his figurative  and landscape paintings. He believes that visual rightness is captured in his paintings when active humanity engages with the force of nature to become a metaphor for an even deeper truth. Michael’s paintings show a love of color and light with emphasis on the expressive painterly mark and form which evoke a recognizable feeling, a nostalgic memory, or emotional qualities such as the smell of salt and balsam in the air. In his oils, watercolors, and pastels he emboldens color by putting into practice traditional methods of the masters to cause the pigment to be brighter, richer, and more translucent. Careful watchfulness and attention to understated materials and detail, descriptive movement, purity of light, and the uniqueness of the atmosphere are characteristics of his personality. ” Continue reading HERE
If you’re an art lover, be sure to check out Michael’s blog!

All images via MichaelEVermette.com, used with permission…

Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.

Catch you back here tomorrow!

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