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Jacquie Gouveia


Contemporary Landscape Paintings

You know how there are moments when something about the landscape grabs your attention? It might be a fleeting moment, but it's long enough to make you aware you are connected to something bigger. It is these moments that I strive to put on canvas. By relying on simple compositions, multiple layers and a masterful selection of color, my landscape paintings capture the essence of these pure moments. I like to think of them as nature's embrace. In my technique, I only work with one color at a time. I do not squeeze out multiple paints onto my palette. I mix and work with the one color I need, clean my palette, and mix a new color. This keeps my paints fresh. My finished piece needs to feel balanced to me. Balanced in the colors Iíve used; a balance in the dark, light and medium values; and a balance in the quiet areas versus the more detailed, noisy areas.

Jacquie was born in Taunton, MA in 1966 and began drawing the Peanut characters at a young age. Although her formal education was in Business, art has always been a big part of her life and in 2000 she focused on learning to paint. She spent years painting on her own and created smaller plein-air landscapes. This process and self-discipline gave her the best education on light and color. She built upon this knowledge and began creating abstract landscape paintings continuing her focus on color.

*2016 became Art in Embassies member - exhibiting in Monrovia, Liberia *2013 featured artist with West Elm *2013 Exhbited at 1stdibs in New York Design Center *2012 selected as one of the Top 50 Emerging Artists by the editorial staff of the New York based magazine



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