Hilarie couture

Joined Artfinder: Jan. 2015

Artworks for sale: 52

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United States

About Hilarie couture

 
 
  • Biography
    MY work is driven through my interaction with a person, whether in a studio situation or a genre in life.  From the time I was a child, I always enjoyed drawing people.  I made all the paper dolls for t he kids in school and designed fashions using colored pencil and water on whatever scraps of paper I could find.  I sketched on napkins with ball point pen and once had a napkin show !  
    At 19 , I hitchiked out to San Fransicsco from Omaha, Nebraska to become a pastel and charcoal portrait artist and although I was self taught, I had the ability to capture ones likeness on the paper.
    after drawing portraits on the streets for a few years, I met a hairdresser who wanted to trade a portrait for a haircut. During our sitting she convinced me to get a "real " job and start cutting hair for a living....so I went to beauty school and did hair for the next 35 years ..and never drew anything again until I was 55 years old.
    Then I went to college for building preservation and I had a project that allowed me to tap back into my artistic abilities.  I painted in acrylic for the first time in over 30 years.
    More  recently, I discovered oil painting , which has become my passion.  I have a loose style that is painterly, thinking about color and light and the energy of brush marks. This is the style I am naturally working in and drawn to.
    I am always thinking about a painting even when I am not in the act of doing.  My favorite genre is painting people, from portraiture to figure and people in the landscape, however, I will paint anything that inspired me at the moment, My style tends to be more modern impressionistic and I am inspired byt the Russian impressionist the most.
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  • Awards

    2012

    Best of show, first place, honorable mentions etc

    2014 Rose Festival juried show , third place
    2014 National Oil and Acrylic Painters society , Best People Painting
    2014 Washington Society of Artists Spring Show, 3 d honorable mention, sponsor award, third place and Best of Show, Vancouver, Washington

    2012 -2013 -2014 Battleground Art Alliance Spring show, sponsor award, honorable mention Battleground, Washington

    2012-2013 Washington Society of Artists Spring and Fall show , Sponsor award, Honorable Mention, Vancouver, Washington

    2012 North Clackamas Art Show , Third Place Pastel , Milwaukee, Oregon

    2010 second place Celebration of learning, Belmont Technical College acrylic painting

    2010 Emerging artist, Ogleby fest , Wheeling , West Virginia pastel and charcoal portraits
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    Previous events

    Event: Art from my Heart

    Dates: Feb. 5, 2015 - Feb. 28, 2015

    Venue: Broadway Gallery, Longview, washington

    A show of works from my career in The Great Northwest . I am the guest artist for this show .

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Awards

2012

Best of show, first place, honorable mentions etc

2014 Rose Festival juried show , third place
2014 National Oil and Acrylic Painters society , Best People Painting
2014 Washington Society of Artists Spring Show, 3 d honorable mention, sponsor award, third place and Best of Show, Vancouver, Washington

2012 -2013 -2014 Battleground Art Alliance Spring show, sponsor award, honorable mention Battleground, Washington

2012-2013 Washington Society of Artists Spring and Fall show , Sponsor award, Honorable Mention, Vancouver, Washington

2012 North Clackamas Art Show , Third Place Pastel , Milwaukee, Oregon

2010 second place Celebration of learning, Belmont Technical College acrylic painting

2010 Emerging artist, Ogleby fest , Wheeling , West Virginia pastel and charcoal portraits

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Art from my Heart

Dates: Feb. 5, 2015 - Feb. 28, 2015

Venue: Broadway Gallery, Longview, washington

A show of works from my career in The Great Northwest . I am the guest artist for this show .


 

Biography

MY work is driven through my interaction with a person, whether in a studio situation or a genre in life.  From the time I was a child, I always enjoyed drawing people.  I made all the paper dolls for t he kids in school and designed fashions using colored pencil and water on whatever scraps of paper I could find.  I sketched on napkins with ball point pen and once had a napkin show !  
At 19 , I hitchiked out to San Fransicsco from Omaha, Nebraska to become a pastel and charcoal portrait artist and although I was self taught, I had the ability to capture ones likeness on the paper.
after drawing portraits on the streets for a few years, I met a hairdresser who wanted to trade a portrait for a haircut. During our sitting she convinced me to get a "real " job and start cutting hair for a living....so I went to beauty school and did hair for the next 35 years ..and never drew anything again until I was 55 years old.
Then I went to college for building preservation and I had a project that allowed me to tap back into my artistic abilities.  I painted in acrylic for the first time in over 30 years.
More  recently, I discovered oil painting , which has become my passion.  I have a loose style that is painterly, thinking about color and light and the energy of brush marks. This is the style I am naturally working in and drawn to.
I am always thinking about a painting even when I am not in the act of doing.  My favorite genre is painting people, from portraiture to figure and people in the landscape, however, I will paint anything that inspired me at the moment, My style tends to be more modern impressionistic and I am inspired byt the Russian impressionist the most.
 
 
 
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