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Artist of the Month
Artist of the Month: Jacqueline Brodeur
Jacqueline Brodeur will be participating in Arts Night Out on June 9, 2023 from 5-7pm here at the Northampton Senior Center! Mark sure to stop in and meet the artist.
What medium(s) do you use for your art?
I work in oil now, watercolor in the past.
What is your background?
I am basically a self-taught artist and always enjoyed drawing and learning about art. I’ve been influenced by my father who was a plein air artist and was the first president of the Academic Artists Assoc formed in Springfield. I had a few lessons with my father and always knew I’d pursue art when the time was right. When I retired and a group of plein air artists asked to paint in my yard, that was the time to take up painting. Since then, I have taken classes at Hill Institute, Valley Art in Putney VT, various workshops, and retreats with my artist friends. I continue to study with my teacher at Art Always in Florence.
How long have you been doing this type of art?
I’ve been painting with oil for approximately 10 years.
What inspires you and how do you get started?
I’m inspired by the New England landscape that reflects the past and a bygone way of life. I’m drawn to scenes that have local interest and that make our area unique, such as a well-worn barn, rivers and streams in all seasons, mountain views, and the many places where land has been preserved. I enjoy capturing a beautiful scene with my camera in this area or when on vacation and turning it into a painting that I can continue to enjoy.
Is there anything else you would like people who view your art to know?
I have always loved the outdoors and communing with nature and enjoy other creative pursuits such as gardening and developing my home and yard into a space that continues to inspire me. I have a home studio and my husband, who is also an artist, transform our barn into a gallery each fall to display our art for the public to enjoy.
Is any of your art for sale? What is the best way for people to get in touch with you?
Yes ,my art is for sale and I can be reached at email@example.com