Claudette Gamache a Pastelist from Phippsburg will be showing the month of August at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans 149 Maine Street in the Tontine Mall, Brunswick.. An Artist Reception and Brunswick’s 2nd Friday Artwalk is on Friday, August 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. Wine, cheese, and hors d’oerves will be served. For information, please call Patti Baker at (207) 373-1810.
Gamache’s background includes working in hospitals, nursing homes, visiting nurse agencies and hospice as an RN. She has painted since the age of nine and even though her high school teacher encouraged her to go to art school, her father would only support her to become a nurse.
Because of Gamache’s background, she wanted to capture the essence of nature where she believes it can be a healing experience for both herself, the painter, and to the viewer. As she continues her creative journey, she is interested in those special moments that Claudette captures that creates a joy and an emotional response to the natural world which, when we take the time to SEE, is all around us.
Gamache is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, Pastel Painters of Maine. and the CT Pastel Society. She is one of the Master Circle members of the International Association of Pastel Societies. She has her BFA from the University of Hartford and MA from Lesley University.