Ann Trainor Domingue
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Ann (Mason) Trainor Domingue was born in Fall River, Massachusetts and lived many years in Barrington, Rhode Island before moving to New Hampshire in 1987. She currently lives in Goffstown, New Hampshire. She is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a BA Studio degree in painting and has pursued a career as an artist working as a graphic designer, illustrator, teacher and painter.
Ann is a juried artist member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston. Her work hangs in many private and public collections across the country including the permanent collection of the McIninch Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University, Keene State College Student Center, Hampshire Plaza Tower, Tenn and Tenn law firm, Catholic Medical Center and Manchester Place in Manchester, NH. Her work has been juried into the Currier Museum of Art/New Hampshire Art Association Annual Exhibition for several years, the New Hampshire Biennial, as well as New England Watercolor Society national and regional exhibitions. Her career as an advertising art director and designer has contributed greatly to her sense of composition and use of color. Although experienced in the use of several computer programs it is still the tactile qualities of paint — oil, watercolor and acrylic — as well as all kinds of art tools that continue to be her preferred medium.
I delight in disorder. Think a little messy is healthy. Find unmanicured far more interesting. Am attracted to the uncommon and risk-taker when handling a paintbrush. Without one, I’m a scaredy cat. There, I’ve said it.
It’s about the surface textures, lines, and the large compositional forms. What abstract or simplified elements can I use to create an art piece that speaks the language of both abstracted design and reality? Can I walk the line that speaks to both literal and abstract — satisfying both linear and unfamiliar-is-fun sides of my brain? I create art that is grounded in reality while obviously playing with it — reshaping forms and reinterpreting color. Lines sometimes do the heavy lifting and carry the piece, and at other times it’s color and form that speak the loudest. The megaphone is always changing — from almost silent mode to very loud. I am always keenly aware of the fundamental design of the piece and understand my interpretation translates differently to each viewer. And this is the language of art that I truly enjoy. Life is good.
Teaching Experience, classes and workshops
Awards and Select Show Acceptances