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About Marie-Louise McHugh

 

Thanks for visiting my Gallery. If you are a visual person, click on "Paire De Poires". This is an excerpt of a documentary film about my life as an artist and my creative process.  You can find more  links to excerpts at the end of this page. 

 

I am a Swiss-American painter. Born in Bienne, Switzerland, I moved to the USA at the age of 28. Always involved in the art world,  first as a collage artist, a photographer and later as a painter, my art is continuously evolving as I am  exploring new media and technologies. Still, my love and main body of work is oil paintings. I was involved in the arts scene Upstate NY and New York City but since 2015 I have shared my time between New York and Florida. Back in Switzerland, I learned from wonderful artist friends but pursued studies in other fields. Later I studied painting  at the State University at Albany, NY. I started showing my work regionally in 1989,  then joined galleries in New York City. The Phoenix Gallery, was my home for many years before it closed its doors. I have shown my work extensively in galleries, museums and universities in the Northeast of the USA as well as Florida. My paintings are part of corporate and private collections in the USA, Canada, Germany, Switzerland and HongKong.

 

My painting style is contemporary realism and my favorite medium is oil on canvas but you will find some acrylic works here and there too. I also love working on paper with gouache paints. In the recent past I added digital paintings to my portfolio. They allow me to stay creative when I travel and don't have access to my studios. 

 

Throughout my childhood I greatly admired the works of Ferdinand Hodler, a well know symbolistic Swiss painter of the 19th century. Symbolism always attracted me as I love telling stories with my paintings. Arnold Böcklin, Gauguin and Balthus are three other painters who played a large role in the development of my imagery. The pear, the female figure and the coneflower became  wonderful subjects to use  in my paintings. Their shapes are  so expressive that they keep appearing in my work.  

 

So far I created three books about special paintings, drawings and photographic projects: “A Pear A Day - One  year of Drawings and Paintings of my Blog” “Trees - A photo Essay”“The Queens, Project about my Women Friends”

“Paire de Poires” by George Ryon is a documentary about my creative process. Here are links to parts of it: Introduction, Backgrounds and Sketch, Mixing and Blocking, The Pear, Painting, Finishing a painting.

 

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