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"Usually when I paint I don’t think in terms of tree, rock, house, ship etc. To me objects are only shapes of value and color and I use them to design the canvas."

Alice Mongeau received her first set of oil paints  when she was 17 years old and fell in love with reproductions of paintings by the Dutch Masters.  Mongeau attended night school at  the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA.  and  apprenticed under  American landscapist John C. Terelack at the Gloucester Academy of Fine Arts. Mongeau credits Terelack as being her greatest influence, "He taught me how to be a landscape painter."

 

Mongeau's striking yet gentle style, at once Impressionistic and classical in its warmth and clarity, is the product of her own masterly, but patient brilliance. This is molded by years of outdoor painting on Cape Cod,  Maine and in Florida, across the United States and Europe. For over thirty years her work has been honored by top awards, many prestigious shows and by representation in top United States collections.

 

Primarily a landscape painter, her subject matter includes intimate interiors, still life, portraiture and the figure in and out of nature.

 

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