“I am grateful that this subject matter, which I have been exploring for the past twelve years, also resonates with many people,” Mozzone shares. “It has been immensely gratifying to get feedback from someone who sees themself as a child and relives happy summer memories through my work.”
“I often begin with a bright underpainting – usually in acrylic – and build up layers of oil paint while letting the underpainting enhance and peak through,” says Mozzone. “Those early years of working in watercolor taught me to think and plan a few steps ahead, especially regarding color. Cobalt Teal from Gamblin is probably my most-used pigment.”
“Painting and drawing were always something I did – from the time I could hold a crayon. Although I majored in Fine Art in college and have painted for most of my life, I began to focus intensely on my art practice in 2010 after my dad’s sudden passing,” shares Mozzone. “It was a time of creative rebirth and experimentation for me as it became painfully clear that life is uncertain, and if this was what I was meant to do, it was now or never.”
In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” With two side-by-side show galleries and two opening shows happening on the same weekend, nothing could be more true.
Artist Michele Poirier Mozzone has recently joined Maine Art Hill. This is her first show with us, and we are super excited. Not only does Mozzone capture entirely a different side of summer with her oils, but she also does so with a unique and exciting perspective.