Welcome to Mary Garoutte Fine Art; the blog I use as a visual diary to post old and new art, inspiration, as well as updates and doodles of what’s happening in my studio…
I am an emerging visual artist who works outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Originally from Mesa, Arizona, it’s has been a long journey to find my artistic roots in Eastern Canada.
I studied painting at NSCAD University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2004. Since graduation, I have taught painting and drawing workshops to adults and children, notably the NSCAD School of Extended Studies. I have also had the opportunity to exhibit in both solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada and internationally.
Nowadays, I occupy my time between working part-time as an arts administrator and private art instructor and part-time as a professional visual artist.
Major influences which I attribute the aesthetic of my work include the bold palettes and illustrative quality of work by Canadian Artists such as the Group of Seven & Robert Genn, and American artist Wayne Thiebaud (who, interestingly enough, is also from Mesa); and all whom share a similar love through their generosity of the medium.
I am inspired by the quaint beauty of the land, as well as urban landscape and historical architecture that predominates the Eastern Canadian coast. I am attracted to the genre of the landscape, as well as depicting figurative scenes in a narrative sense. Recently, my work has harkened back to painting from the earlier half of the 20th Century; with it’s earthy, jewel-toned palette and graphic quality.
I accept public and private commissions.
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