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Expressionistic Landscape Oil Paintings Artist - Monique Germone

Monique Germone- I have always loved art. Painting both relaxes and inspires me. I like to allude to an atmospheric landscape suggesting Provence, Tuscany or even our own wine country, where there is a beautiful living glow. I want to capture that light and feeling while still retaining a layered, abstract texture. 

Each of my paintings begins as an abstract work, however, I transform it into a more realistic landscape to capture elements of both genres. I first apply layers of both gold and copper leaf then tint the painting with oil glazes. By adding and removing paint with cloth and brushes, I am able to achieve a softened dreamy quality. 

Ms. Germone was born and raised in the Bay Area. She comes from a family with a rich tradition in the arts that dates back to her great-great grandfather, who founded the Walker Art Center, a modern art museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

She received her BFA in textile design from the Otis-Parsons College of Art & Design in Los Angeles and then lived in London for five years, where she was very influenced by William Turner, particularly his turbulent seascapes.

Monique's art works are currently being exhibited at www.galerieelektra.com  in Sausalito California USA.


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