Artist Nicole Lamothe melds time and the beauty of nature in her nostalgic floral still life compositions. After Nicole's children entered college, she went back to school for her MFA and now devotes much of her time and effort into practicing and perfecting her artistic goals. The bouquets depicted in her paintings come from a variety of sources, including gifts of affection, purchased from her local florist or handpicked in her garden. Each of Nicole's oil paintings first starts out as a drawing. "When I begin a drawing for a painting, the flowers haven't bloomed," shares Nicole. "The flowers will slowly bloom and the final painting is a narrative of growth that takes place over the course of several days." In her free time, Nicole enjoys pottery, embroidery, sewing and tending to her garden. Her artwork has been exhibited in New York, California, Florida, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
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About The Artist
My new series was inspired by Manet's flower paintings, who in his dying days was greeted by artist friends bearing floral gifts. Flower bouquets make very suitable subjects: flowers don't get tired, only thirsty, do not require a break, flower varieties are endless.
I am rediscovering the art of drawing and painting from life - observation only - no cameras, or photographic prints. I relied heavily on the crutch of photography for a while. Now, I use a home-made plumb line (2 washers and a string), a bamboo skewer (unused of course) and a few rulers (because I love straight lines). I have the satisfaction of creating artwork made by my eyes, hands and head without the translation of a camera lens or sensor. I needed to prove to myself that the skills I worked to achieve during my university days were not lost to the past.
I have a sense of both accomplishment and surprise with the completion of each and every artwork, learning more and more as I move forward. I will never attain the perfection of nature in my work, but I know that I am one tiny step closer with every artwork I create.
Saint Anselm College
Bachelor of Arts, 1997
Academy of Art UniversityMaster of Fine Arts, 2012