Friday, March 31, 2017

Cynthia Chartier at Mirada Fine Art!

Mirada Fine Art is absolutely thrilled to introduce our newest artist, Cynthia Chartier!

Cynthia Chartier at Mirada Fine Art, 'Freedom (Stars & Stripes),' Mixed Media on Canvas, 60" x 48"
Fascinated by how great music, cultures and literature are iconic of the present yet reflect the past and continue to evolve into the future, artist Cynthia Chartiér strives to imbue her work with the same timeless emotional layering.

Cynthia Chartier at Mirada Fine Art, 'Henri Matisse,' Mixed Media on Canvas, 60" x 48"

Born in Boston, Cynthia began her art studies at that city’s Notre Dame Art School at the age of eight, continuing her studies throughout Europe during summer months of summer vacation. Understanding of the artistic process and technique continued to develop while studying at the Boston Musuem School, the Monstserrat School of Vistual Art and the Norton Museum School of Art.  Exposure to a vast array of artists and techniques combined with personal artistic experimentation, resultied in
Chartiér’s stunningly unique and richly textured multi-media works of art.

Cynthia Chartier is now represented by Mirada Fine Art in Colorado

Primarily figurative, Cynthia’s paintings echo the multitudes of emotion, energy, expression and vision reflected and sometimes buried within the people she finds most engaging.  To create her trademark reflective quality and prisms of color, the artist builds vibrant layers of jewel tone paint, glazes, symphony sheet music, manuscripts, rare textiles and found objects to create both physical and emotional texture.

Cynthia Chartier at Mirada Fine Art, 'The Queen (Shakespearean Sonnet), Mixed Media on Canvas, 30" x 30"

Language and symbolism are vital to Ms. Chartiér to convey the secret riddles and stories hidden within her work.  Her abstract expressionist style is skillfully and deliberately employed. The items chosen to be included in each painting are carefully hand-selected.  For instance, sheet music often makes an appearance, sometimes buried beneath other textural layers, to express the energy of an individual. “Emotions are like a beautiful language using various instruments played in the symphony,” Cynthia explains. “Sounds reflect prisms of color and imagery, mixing with soulful emotion.  Art is the mirror of who are and who we’d like to become.”

Denver's Best Art Gallery: Mirada Fine Art!

We're thrilled to announce that Mirada Fine Art was voted the 2017 'best art gallery' in the Denver metro area for the second year in a row.  The Denver A-List competition just announced their winners, and this year there were over 70,000 over 148 categories.  In the 'Art Gallery' category, there were almost 100 competing galleries, and Mirada Fine Art came out on top.  If you voted for Mirada, thank you so much!

If you would like to see all the results, go to the Denver A-List website.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Helene Caron at Mirada Fine Art

Helene Caron at Mirada Fine Art, 'Olivia,' Mixed Media on Panel, 40" x 40"

Hélène Caron’s lifelong love of animals is strikingly evident in her work. From the time she could hold a pencil as a tiny child, she spent endless hours sketching her furry best friends.  This devotion to the creatures and a deep-seated need to represent their individuality, led her to a full-time career fulfilling that passion.

Helene Caron at Mirada Fine Art, Shake II, Mixed Media on Panel, 48" x 48"
In her mid-twenties, Hélène realized horses had become a dominant subject matter for her.  Their dichotomous nature combining massive strength with incredible patience and softness became an embodiment of Caron’s artwork. Hélène found other animals that also encapsulated these qualities and began painting them as well.  A perfect contemporary blend of whimsy and realism, Caron’s pieces exude personality. Sensitive, fun and curious, each horse, cow, bear or wolf beckons you to get to know them.  Using layers of acrylic paint worked with palette knives and spatulas, the artist employs gels and pastes to add depth.  A hallmark of Caron’s work is the use of vivid colors within the subject, contrasted with backgrounds left intentionally blank, highlighting the spirit of each animal depicted.  Soulful eyes endearingly speak to and scrutinize you, entreating your love.  And while undeniably vibrant, they instill viewers with a sense of both uplifting energy and a deep sense of serenity.

Helene Caron studying her subject matter.
Born in Laval, Quebec, Helene now resides in Blainville, an off-island suburb of Montreal situated at the foot of the Laurentian Mountains, where for seven years she has happily devoted herself entirely to creating her art.  She has received numerous awards of distinction, and her work is part of both private and corporate collections throughout North America.

Mirada Fine Art is pleased to be the only gallery in the United States to represent the amazing artwork of Helene Caron!