Ann Trainor Domingue
“I love the same things you do about New England. I just reflect on them in a different light.”
As a lifelong resident of New England I understand the visual and spiritual beauty of this place we call home. I feel connected to the varied landscapes from the ocean edge to inland forests and waterways. Our beautiful environments are so valuable to protect and appreciate to provide the same memorable experiences for our children and grandchildren. I’d love for them have the same sense of awe I have experienced as they treasure the landscape in their own way.
My art-making process results in a semi abstract approach to developing a painting. I take notes by sketching both on-site and in my studio, taking photos, and by simply looking in order to collect images and feelings about particular places or relationships. I then develop these by working in sketchbooks to cull the most important aspects and recombine them into designs that speak to me and hopefully to my followers and fans as well.
I intentionally work in a different/unexpected manner to develop a fresh way of presenting commonly seen views and situations–interpreting them through my personal filter of color, line, and design–to create something new that resonates with viewers. I hope to reflect a unique idea about the things that capture my attention.
I admire many historic and contemporary painters, craftsmen, and styles including Fairfield Porter, Andrew Wyeth, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, Tomie DiPaola, Eric Carle, Ludwig Bemelmans, Henry Moore sculptures, Inuit sculptures, Aboriginal art, and current artists Paul Resika, Eric Aho, Danny McCaw, Wolf Khan, Emily Mason, Nicholas Wilton and many more. Each has influenced my work in a way that can be difficult to define but I remember being intensely influenced by their work while trying to find my own voice.
Ann (Mason) Trainor Domingue was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, grew up in Barrington, Rhode Island, and spent many summer vacations on Cape Cod, before settling in New Hampshire.
She is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a BA Studio degree in painting. She has pursued a career as an artist working in advertising agencies as an art director/llustrator; as a teacher at the Currier Museum’s Art Center and NH Institute of Art in Manchester, NH; and currently as a painter.
Ann is a Copley Fellow at the Copley Society of Art in Boston. Ann was selected to complete a month-long artist residency at the historic Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA in September 2014 and has completed several return residencies. Ann is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society.
Her work hangs in many private and public collections including the permanent collections of Coverys, Boston; the McIninch Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University SNHU and Keene State College; Tenn and Tenn law firm, Elliot Hospital, Catholic Medical Center and Manchester Place in Manchester, NH. Her award-winning work has been juried several times into the Currier Museum of Art/NH Art Association Annual Exhibitions, twice into the New Hampshire Biennial, several times in New England Watercolor Society regional and national exhibitions. Her work was awarded the Silver Medal in the 2019 New England Watercolor Society signature member exhibition. Her whimsical illustrations have been donated to the non-profit organization CASANH greeting card fundraising project for many years with her ‘Old Man of the Mountain’ design a perennial bestseller.
Ann is represented by Art3 Gallery in Manchester, NH; George Marshall Store Gallery in York, ME; Kennedy Gallery and Framing, Portsmouth, NH; Portland Art Gallery, Portland, ME; Powers Gallery in Acton, MA; Prospect Hill Home, Sunapee, NH; Sullivan Framing in Bedford, NH. Previous representations include: Addison Gallery, Orleans, MA; Camden Falls Gallery, Camden, ME; and Gallery Antonia, Chatham, MA.