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PORTLAND MAINE'S PREMIER ART GALLERY DESTINATION

REPRESENTING OVER 55 CONTEMPORARY MAINE ARTISTS

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Ann is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a BA Studio degree in Painting and has pursued a long creative career in graphic design, illustration, teaching, and painting. Ann is a Copley Fellow and awarded a fellowship at the historic Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown through the Copley Society of Art Boston. She is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society and has been selected to Currier/NHAA Biennials. Her award-winning boldly-designed paintings are in many private and commercial collections across the country.

Born into a family of artists, designers, and architects, my paintings fuse the structural sensibilities of my architect father and the often riotous color sense of my interior designer mother. I studied painting at Trinity College with colorist George Chapman who was a student of Joseph Albers and learned the art of defining space with color and value. After 30 years of success in the graphic design field, I decided to become a full-time painter.

Award ­winning artist Julia Bringhurst Blake has a drive, temperament and ability to work across many styles from abstract to figure. She tends to use vivid colors, high contrast and bold strokes to create aesthetic and symbolic works. She loves to work with clients and designers to create the perfect piece for a space. She was a peer­ and client­ nominated finalist for 40 Women to Watch Over Forty having come to this career in her middle age. Within her first year as a professional artist she had sold paintings in over 20 states and three continents. She has trained privately, at the MFA in Boston and RISD. 

I am an abstract painter who lives in Maine. I love color. I often paint what I feel, or what is currently happening in my life as well as the changing seasons and times we are living in. I have come to understand that the very precise shapes I often deliberately paint over a layer of less cohesive work could be a metaphor of sorts for the chaotic world we live in today. The exactness and accuracy of the shapes I make using tools such as a T Square and compass provide calm, serenity, and order in a world that is often turbulent and unsettled. 


INTERVIEWS with OUR MAY featured artists

Radio Maine with Dr. Lisa Belisle

Episode 28: Ann Trainor Domingue

Radio Maine with Dr. Lisa Belisle

Episode 6: Andrew Faulkner

Radio Maine with Dr. Lisa Belisle

Episode 34: Jodi Edwards