Jacquie Gouveia's Profile

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Artist Statement:

My paintings come from a place of true love. A love for nature, a love for color and a love for the creative process. But they also come from a deep need to work with my hands and the desire to create something. I don’t know why I have this desire, but I’m perfectly happy just going with it and I don't question it.

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 I’ve used; a balance in the dark, light and medium values; and a balance in the quiet areas versus the more detailed, noisy areas.
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  • Female
  • Born on March 17
  • Joined November 18, 2008

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Minimalist & Abstract Landscape Art

About

Artist Statement:

My paintings come from a place of true love. A love for nature, a love for color and a love for the creative process. But they also come from a deep need to work with my hands and the desire to create something. I don’t know why I have this desire, but I’m perfectly happy just going with it and I don't question it.

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 I’ve used; a balance in the dark, light and medium values; and a balance in the quiet areas versus the more detailed, noisy areas.
Biography

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.

In 2012 she was selected as a Top 50 Emerging Artist by the NY based magazine Art Business News. In 2013 her art was featured in West Elm's catalogue and on their web site. Also in 2013, she was invited to show her work at 1stdibs in the NY Design Center. She was the first non-NY artist invited to show her work in this luxury retail space.

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