Fine Art and Portraiture

amandabouquet@art.com

Portraits serve a purpose. They surround us with images of loved ones (including ourselves) and remind us of our past sensations, emotions and places. I grew up around artists and posed for some of them as a model myself. There wasn't a time when we didn't have art on our walls of ourselves and our friends. I only recently learned that this was somewhat unusual. I want to relate to the art on my walls on a personal level and have a connection to it or the artist. Surrounding oneself with positive personal history is a pleasure and a grounding tool  (yet I'm averse to the ubiquitous family snapshot gallery.)

My goal with portraiture is to capture an individual's character. I love the process of studying an old snapshot to figure out what the subject actually looked like and to get a feel for his or her personality. If I know the persons it's often easier (as is working with a live model), but each is a fascinating process. Once the likeness comes together, I then try to bring a textural and decorative quality to the rest of the painting.


 

Portraits serve a purpose. They surround us with images of loved ones (including ourselves) and remind us of our past sensations, emotions and places. I grew up around artists and posed for some of them as a model myself. There wasn't a time when we didn't have art on our walls of ourselves and our friends. I only recently learned that this was somewhat unusual. I want to relate to the art on my walls on a personal level and have a connection to it or the artist. Surrounding oneself with positive personal history is a pleasure and a grounding tool  (yet I'm averse to the ubiquitous family snapshot gallery.)

 

My goal with portraiture is to capture an individual's character. I love the process of studying an old snapshot to figure out what the subject actually looked like and to get a feel for his or her personality. If I know the persons it's often easier (as is working with a live model), but each is a fascinating process. Once the likeness comes together, I then try to bring a textural and decorative quality to the rest of the painting.


 

GROUP PORTRAITS

GROUP PORTRAITS

INDIVIDUAL PORTRAITS

INDIVIDUAL PORTRAITS

ANIMAL PORTRAITS

ANIMAL PORTRAITS

VERMONT ANIMALS

VERMONT ANIMALS

RACHEL RUYSCH SERIES

RACHEL RUYSCH SERIES

PAINTINGS FOR ROUGE RESTAURANT

PAINTINGS FOR ROUGE RESTAURANT

LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE / LREI AUCTION

LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE / LREI AUCTION

70’S COMMERCIALS

70’S COMMERCIALS

MET SERIES

MET SERIES
Fine Art and Portraiture

amandabouquet@art.com