The University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library Gallery will feature paintings by local artist Lorraine (Morin) Levesque through the month of November.
Levesque created the larger works on display over the years, including some from a private collection. The smaller paintings are her recent creations. Art aficionados will see that some of the work includes a plaster that makes the artwork appear raised, such as the painting of pink spring flowers in a blue vase.
A native of St-André, New Brunswick, Canada, Levesque is a self-taught artist who has been painting for more than 35 years. Although she paints in acrylic, she also works in oil and said she loves to paint nature, the seasons, and flowers. Levesque adores details, and her canvases demonstrate her sense of observation and her love of nature.
In 2013, a few months following her first public showing, Lorraine took an art course from Guylaine Castonguay of Edmundston, who presented mixed techniques. Lorraine returned to acrylics and discovered a variety of techniques such as textures, plaster, working with the spatula, coffee tinting, to mention a few.
In addition to her work at the Blake Gallery, she has several pieces of her artwork on display during the month of November at the Meet Our Colors Gallery, which is located at the Madawaska Chamber of Commerce.
Levesque resides in Saint-Basile, New Brunswick.
For more information on the exhibit or library hours, please contact Gallery Curator Sofia Birden at 834-7527.