201 Washington Avenue Grand Haven Michigan 49417 616-846-5460

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Carol Cousineau

  

Carol has this to say about her work:

“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.”


Selected Shows and Awards:

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

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

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

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

Festival of the Arts Regional Arts Exhibition Warner, Norcross and Judd Purchase Award 2006; Miller Johnson Purchase Award 2007: Grand Rapids, MI

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

  

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Spring Lake Barn: Oil pastel

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Barn Quilt: Oil pastel

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Michigan Barn I: Oil pastel

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Michigan Barn II: Oil pastel

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Michigan Barn III: Oil pastel

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Michigan Barn IV: Oil pastel

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Blueberry Bush: Oil pastel