One of the requirements for my exhibit is to supply a bio which will be hung with my feature painting in the Gallery.  I thought I would share with you my bio.

                                   Elaine M.R. Gauthier              

The theme in Elaine Gauthier’s artwork reflects the realism in everyday life.  She emphasizes the striking, geometric shaped shadows, and sometimes exaggerates their values.  A watercolorist for many years, she sometimes works with Prismacolor (colored pencils). 

Mrs. Gauthier received a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from the University of New Hampshire.  She also received a Masters of Art in Teaching with a Watercolor concentration from Rhode Island College.  She has studied at Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Rhode Island, and Providence College.  Mrs. Gauthier has retired from teaching art for many years in the Smithfield School Department at both the elementary level and at Smithfield High School.  Presently, she is teaching drawing classes at the Lincoln Town Senior Center and painting classes at Lyn-Art Studio in Greenville.

Mrs. Gauthier has exhibited her work at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, the Bannister Gallery, Providence, the Greenville Library, Gallery 297, Bristol, the Mishnock Barn, West Greenwich and Lyn-Art Studio.  She has had several paintings selected into open juried exhibits at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and at Gallery 297.  One of her drawings is part of a permanent collection at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

In addition to her artistic interests, Mrs. Gauthier enjoys athletic sports such as, figure skating, in-line skating, swimming, walking, biking, snowshoeing, and tennis.  She is a member of Rally Point Racquet Club.

Mrs. Gauthier resides in Greenville with her family, husband, Jack, producer/manager/recording engineer/owner of Lakewest Recording Studio in West Greenwich, RI, and her two sons, Jake and Jesse, a professional singer.  Both of her sons are Rhode Island College graduates.