“ Breaking Silence ” © Louise Frechette
Name: Louise Frechette, PSA
Bio: Louise Frechette was born in San Francisco in 1942. Louise has been an ocean swimmer in San Francisco and has been painting the ocean since 1978. She speaks with reverence and fascination of the sea, saying her artwork is an attempt to transpose life's mystery into something as beautiful - but more tangible.
Louise started using pastels by chance when she ran out of oils at an outdoor show and someone gave her pastels. However, through the use of gold and silver leaf she adds another dimension, creating what she calls "living paintings." The precious metal leaf will tarnish - going greenish or brown - in 10, 20 or 30 years, giving the work a living quality within the timelessness of the pastel medium. The artist has had one-person shows in galleries in four states. She was the recipient of the National Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award at the Wind River Art Artist Guild, Dubois, Wyoming. Her work was featured in the Pastel Journal in August 2008.
Louise's now lives and works in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Medium: Pastel, oil.
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Gallery: The Art: Pages 1 through 4.
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