Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Year End Sale.
I've decided to sell twenty of my safety pin paintings.
Each is oil on Arches Oil Paper, 6"x4".   Each painting is $50 which includes shipping.
To see each one more clearly and in greater detail, simply click on an image.

If you are interested in any of these oil paintings,  please email me at gagnon60 (at) gmail (dot) com.

For more info on the limited edition prints, just scroll down to the bottom of the page.












#12 SOLD


#14 SOLD

#15 SOLD



#18 - SOLD

#20 SOLD

At this time, I am not selling the nine paintings that I used to create limited edition prints.  The limited edition prints, which are still a fundraiser for The Southern Poverty Law Center, can be purchased at this link.

Thank you!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

"We Are In This Together"

After the election, like many, I was filled with a multitude of emotions.  To process them, I began painting safety pins...all oil paintings on 4"x6" Arches Oil Paper. These little paintings were born in an attempt to deal with the election results, meditating on the idea of safe space and the critical importance of allies.  As I shared the work with friends, there was a great interest in acquiring the paintings.  

I chose to create a limited edition print that showcases nine of the paintings, and use the sale to assist in raising funds for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

With the support of some wonderful people and a fantastic, independent, locally owned printing company, IO Labs, I am pleased to offer a Limited Fine Art Print Edition of 100 prints.  

Each print is 12” x 18”, Archival UltraChrome Print on Hahnemühle Bamboo Fiber Paper, the first bamboo fine art inkjet paper on the market.  The prints are signed, numbered, dated and hand titled "We Are In This Together".  I am donating $30 from the sale of each print to the Southern Poverty Law Center.  I have already communicated with the SPLC, sharing the project and a jpeg of the print.

Each limited edition print is $75.00.  Shipping/handling is an add'l $15.00.  
If you are in the Providence, RI area, I will have stock in my home and you are welcome to come by and purchase one.
You can pay with PayPal at the PayPal at the bottom.
To pay by check, just send me an email at gagnon60(at)gmail(dot)com and I will reply with a mailing address.  

The prints will be shipped USPS Priority within a week of placing your order.

This project would not have come to fruition without an amazing community of caring people from Seattle to New Hampshire. Thank you all.

With love,
-Marie Gagnon

"We Are In This Together" Limited Edition Print

Sunday, July 31, 2016

I've been holding onto a large selection of intimate paintings on paper because I could visualize an exhibit for them.  But, considering my bank account has been running in the red, I need to do something.  Hence...this sale.   These have been created in the last few years, all influenced by my "Beach" series which is about the journey to the ocean.  We persist because we know the ocean is over the crest.

These 18 paintings are all small oil pieces on Arches Oil paper, 4"x6".
They are $30 each, or 4 for $100.
Includes shipping and handling.

If interested, please email me at gagnon60@gmail.com.

Painting #1

SOLD - Painting #2

 Painting #3

 Painting #4

Painting #5

 Painting #6

Painting #7

SOLD - Painting #8

 SOLD - Painting #9

SOLD - Painting #10

SOLD -  Painting #11

 Painting #12

SOLD - Painting #13

 SOLD - Painting #14

 Painting #15

 Painting #16

 Painting #17

 SOLD - Painting #18

 Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Announcing my first RI art show.

The Journey

AS220 - Main Gallery, 115 Empire Street, Providence RI
July 7 - July 25, 2015
Reception: Saturday July 11 5 - 7 p.m.

When I returned to New England in 2012 after 15 years in Seattle, I realized how much I had missed the dunes near the Atlantic coast.   This series began as a rediscovery of that landscape.   In painting the dune path I am painting the journey.  We know the ocean is over the crest yet it remains hidden as we climb the hot sands.  It is a landscape with an ever-changing personality: its calm and dramatic nature. A character of extremes, it can feel isolating and yet that space is full of emotion, of ideas and of color.

This journey is a quest for home.  Home - the place where we are seen.  The place where we are heard.  The place where we can just be.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Little sketches I've been working in the evening. All based on the beach series. Pen on paper, 5"x7"ish.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

I've been playing with some of my Beach paintings on my iPad, using the Procreate app.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

30"x40", oil on canvas.  Part of the Beach series.

Friday, January 24, 2014

One of my latest paintings for the Beach series.  The idea of home is working its way into the paintings.  40"x30", oil on canvas.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I've discovered the AS220 open life drawing workshops on Tuesday evenings and have attended the last few weeks.  The vibe in the space is laid-back and easy.  It's becoming one of my fave things to do in Providence.

Using a black pen and an 11"x14" sketchbook, I intentionally work fast.  Even when the poses are longer in duration, I will do them over and over instead of creating a finished piece.  I am enjoying the exploration of gesture and weight.  Moving my hand while observing is one of my happy places.