Carol Cousineau

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“My oil pastels are depictions of the beauty that surrounds me. A majority are inspired by scenes in West Michigan. I love color. It helps me to express my understanding of the world in which I live. I look at reflections, shadows and contrasts created by light. I’m interested in shapes, and patterns and using these elements to create a strong composition. My message is simple. It doesn’t take the grand Canyon or the Rockies to demonstrate beauty. It can be found in a quiet stream, a local field, or a simple cottage.”

BarnQuilt

“Barn Quilt”, oil pastel, $225.

SpringLakeBarn2“Spring Lake Barn”, oil pastel, $225.

“Bedroom”, oil pastel, $155.

Three Apples cropped“Three Apples”

Blueberry Bushes-Red

“Blueberry Bushes-Red”

Blueberry Field-Fall

“Blueberry Field-Fall”

Blueberry Field-Winter III

Blueberry Field-Winter III”

SELECTED EXHIBITS

2010 Muskegon Museum of Art, “Mirror, Mirror-Art Inspired by Fairy Tales” , Invitational Group Exhibit, Muskegon, MI

2010-2000 Artist Alliance Group Show

2009, 2007-1989 Lakeland Artists Annual Show, Grand Haven, MI

2009, 2007, 2005-2001 Winterfest Juried Art Exhibition Gallery Uptown, Grand Haven, MI

2008 Gallery Uptown “This Magnificent Place Called Italy” Four Person Show, Grand Haven, MI

2008-2006, 2002, 1997, 1996 Grand Rapids Art Museum, Festival of the Arts, Regional Arts Competition

2007, 2004-2002, 1999, 1997 Muskegon Museum of Art, Annual Regional Competition

2006 Gallery Uptown,“Images of Europe”, Three Person Show, Grand Haven, MI

2006 Muskegon Museum of Art, Self Portraits and Narratives, Invitational Group Exhibit, Muskegon, MI

2005, 2002 Holland Friends of Art Juried Art Exhibition, Holland Area Arts Council, Holland, MI

2003 Great Lakes Pastel Society, Juried Competition, Midland, MI

2003 Gallery Uptown “Four Pastelists Only”, Four Person Show, Grand Haven, MI

2002 Franciscan Life Process Center, One Person Show, Lowell, MI

2002 Rankin Art Gallery, Four Person Show “Women’s Show”, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

1998 Bettye Clark-Cannon Gallery, Two Person Show, Muskegon, MI

1998 Holland Area Arts Council, “A Woman’s Intuition”, Michigan Women Artists Invitational Exhibition

1998, 1996 The Gallery at GRAM, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Three Person Show

1997 Holland Area Arts Council Annual Michigan Arts Competition, Holland, MI

1996 Muskegon Museum of Art, “Tornado Warning”, Invitational Group Exhibit, Muskegon, MI

COLLECTIONS

Steelcase Inc. · Herman Miller Inc. · Hayworth Inc. · Grand Valley State University · Lake Michigan Center (GVSU) · Spectrum Health · Gerber Memorial Hospital · Hackley Professional Building · Priority Health · Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt and Howlett · Select Bank · FMB-Lumberman’s Bank · Macatawa Community Bank · Capitol Engineering · JSJ Corporation · Hamilton Public Schools

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

2009 The Norma Green Award for Best Abstraction, Lakeland Artists Fall Show, Grand Haven, MI

2007 Grand Rapids – Festival of the Arts, Miller Johnson Purchase Award

2007 Grand Haven – Lake land Artist Fall Show, Honorable Mention

2006 Grand Rapids – Festival of the Arts, Warner Norcross & Judd Purchase Award

2005 Grand Haven – Lakeland Artists, Spring Exhibit – Honorable Mention, Fall Exhibit – Third Place

2003 The Pastel Journal, Article, Issue NO.26, May/June

2003 First Place, Winterfest Juried Art Exhibition, Grand Haven, MI

2003 Gold Award, Lakeland Painters – Spring Show, Grand Haven, MI

2002 Chairman’s Choice Award, Holland Friends of Art Juried Art Exhibition

2002, 2001 Honorable Mention, Winterfest Juried Art Exhibition, Grand Haven MI

1997 Comerica Bank Award, Annual Regional Art Competition, Muskegon Museum of Art

1997 Holland Friends of Art Award, Holland Area Arts Council 10th Annual Michigan Arts Competition, Holland, MI

REPRESENTED BY

The Gallery Uptown, Grand Haven, MI

Synchronicity Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI