About The Artist
Maria Boisvert About the Artist: Maria Boisvert, born and raised in New England , moved to San Jose, CA in 1979 She developed her interest for drawing and painting at an early age, and was recognized and encouraged by her instructors throughout her academic years She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art and Sociology at Plattsburg State University, New York, with Dean List status for her outstanding accomplishments and artistic achievements During this period, her exhibits included Ballard mill Center for the arts in Malone Gallery; Plattsburg State University Gallery; and various Groups in the greater Hartford, Connecticut area. From her appreciation of California landscape, to the people she has encountered abroad, Maria has successfully captured the beauty and culture that surrounds her.Here works are in private and corporate collections. Throughout the United States. You can view her works of Awards and Recognition: Los Gatos Art Museum State Wide Juried Competition 2010 – 3rd Place Still Life MBPAPA Signature Show 2010 “Corral de Tierra” 2nd Pl Also People’s Choice San Juan Bautista Plein Air Open Juried Show 2011 – Solo Show Award Pacific Grove Art Center “Small to Large” Open Juried Show 2011 – 3rd Place Natividad Medical Ctr – Monterey Tapestry 2011 Carmel Art Institute – Small Treasures, Signature Show 2011 Triton Museum State Wide Juried Event 2011 Natividad Impressions of the Central Coast, Honorable Mention 2012 Los Gatos Plein Air Juried 2012 Festival Carmel 2012 Juried Art Festival Carmel Art Institute Pt Lobos Jewel of the Central Coast 2012 – 2nd Place Field to Fork Exhibit Natividad Medical Foundation – 1st Place Mountainsong Galleries Signature Show 2013 – 3rd Place Selected for Arts Council of Monterey County 2014 Fine Art Calendar Articles about the Artist: Art of Relationships – Monterey County Herald 9/1/08 Art Wide Open “Could be the Best and the Last” - Monterey County Herald 2005 Membership in Art Organizations and Galleries: Laguna Plein Air Association California Art Club Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association Los Gatos Art Association Triton Museum of Art Oil Painters of America California Art Institute Gallerie Amsterdam Fine Art, Carmel by the Sea Artist’s Statement: “It is important for me to put down on canvas or paper the places, moments in time that are most inspiring. Capturing that sweet spot, finding those relationships’, seeing beyond the subject becomes all encompassing. What an affair it becomes when all the elements come together.” Her key influences are John Singer Sargent, William Keith, Franz Bischoff, and Percy Gray Contemporary influences are Richard Schmid, Jim Smyth and Bob Gerbracht.