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Jeannie DeMarinis

artist statement

I paint from life. The immediacy of painting the human figure with its endless nuances and variations is riveting. Likewise, landscape painting with its changing light, seasons and weather conditions is a constant challenge to me. In the last several years I have been especially drawn to painting at places where I find people, color and movement, which includes parks, outdoor cafes and farmers markets, the seaside and swimming pools. I paint on site and love to capture the dynamic interactions of people in these outdoor contexts. I strive to bring the vibrancy of these scenes to the canvas so that viewers can also experience the moment. When I create larger studio paintings I use drawings and paintings that I have done from live sources for reference reference and inspiration.

Artist Bio

Jeannie DeMarinis lives in the mountains outside of Boulder, Colorado. She has studied art at the Art Student's League of Denver, The San Francisco Art Institute and the University of Colorado. Additionally, she has studied at Front Range Community College and graduate painting at Adams State University.

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Her work has been in juried shows and has been displayed in Denver at both the Byers-Evans House Gallery and the Denver Public Library, in Mexico at the Ramon Cano Municipal Gallery, in Longmont at the Firehouse, Great Frame Up and Muse Galleries, In Cheyenne Wyoming at the Link and Deselms Galleries, in Niwot at the Osmosis Gallery, In Estes Park at the Center for Art, in Eldorado Springs at the Eldorado Springs Art Center and in Boulder, Colorado at the Canyon Gallery and the Dairy Center for the Arts.

Jeannie has studied painting with Tyler Alpern, Jake Gaedtke, Kim English, Jordan Wolfson and Mexican muralist, Florian Lopez.