Thursday, June 17, 2010

Introducing Colleen Vandeventer

Massachusetts artist, Colleen Vandeventer, has been in love with art ever since she could remember. Growing up in a family with a grandmother who was a full-time artist, Colleen was exposed to the life of an artist at an early age --“the studio, the smell of turpentine, posing as the portrait model for a studio class at the age of 11 -- it was all mesmerizing and what I wanted for my own life.
"Oil is my first love, but pastel closely follows as a medium of choice. My focus is on still life and landscape, though the figure and portrait is something I will always be drawn to and paint. Regardless of subject matter, the atmosphere, light and form draw me into the subject, and the medium takes over from there, determining the final outcome.”
Colleen has studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School as well as with Master Artists Scott Christensen (Wyoming/Idaho), Skip Whitcomb (Arizona) and T. Allen Lawson (Maine), Sally Strand (California), Richard McKinley (Oregon), to name a few.

She is a juried, exhibiting artist member of the Providence Art Club, Oil Painters of America, Cape Cod Art Association, North River Art Association and Attleboro Museum. Her award-winning work has been seen in juried, invitational, group and solo exhibitions and is included in private and corporate collections

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