“I love the same things you do about New England. I just reflect on them in a different light.”
As a lifelong resident of New England I understand the visual and spiritual beauty of this place we call home. I feel connected to the varied landscapes from the ocean edge to inland forests and waterways. Our varied and beautiful environments are critical to protect and appreciate in order to provide the same experiences for our children and grandchildren. I’d love for them have the same sense of awe I have experienced while they feel and treasure the landscape in their own unique way.
My art-making process results in a semi abstract approach to developing a painting. I take notes by sketching both on-site and in my studio, taking photos, and by simply looking in order to collect images and feelings about particular places. I then develop these by working in sketchbooks to cull the most important aspects and recombine them into designs that speak to me and hopefully in the end to my followers and fans.
I intentionally work in a different/unexpected manner to develop a fresh way of presenting commonly seen views–interpreting them through my personal filter of color, line, design,–to create something new that resonates with viewers. I hope to reflect a different idea of beauty about the things I am inspired by.
I admire many historic and contemporary painters, craftsmen, and styles including Fairfield Porter, Andrew Wyeth, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mary Cassatt, Henry Moore sculptures, Inuit sculptures, Aboriginal art, Winslow Homer, and current artists Paul Resika, Eric Aho, Danny McCaw, Wolf Khan, and many more. Each has influenced my work in a way that can be difficult to define but I constantly remember being intensely influenced by their work while trying to find my own voice.
|Ann (Mason) Trainor Domingue was born in Fall River, Massachusetts and lived many years in Barrington, Rhode Island before settling in New Hampshire. She is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a BA Studio degree in Painting and has pursued a career as an artist working as an art director/designer, illustrator, teacher and painter. Ann is a Copley Artist and Copley Fellow of the Copley Society of Art in Boston. In 2014 she was awarded a month-long Artist Residency at the historic Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. Ann is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society. Her work hangs in many private and public collections across the country including the permanent collections of Coverys Boston, Southern New Hampshire University, Keene State College, Hampshire Plaza Tower, Tenn and Tenn law firm, Catholic Medical Center and Manchester Place in Manchester, NH. Ann’s work has been juried into many exhibitions and won awards including the Copley Society of Art, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Currier Museum of Art/New Hampshire Art Association Annual Exhibitions, New Hampshire Institute of Art Biennials, as well as New England Watercolor Society and Cape Cod Art Association national and regional exhibitions.
Her award-winning career as an advertising art director and designer has influenced her sense of composition and use of color. Her primary medium is acrylic, a water-based medium, allowing for many experimental techniques.
Ann is represented by these galleries: Portland Art Gallery, Portland, ME; Camden Falls Gallery, Camden, ME; Kennedy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH; George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME; Art3 Gallery, Manchester, NH; Gallery Antonia, Chatham, MA; Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.