GARRETT – Have you ever seen an artist paint someone’s soul?
Throughout history, having a portrait painted from life was a privilege reserved only for the clergy, royalty or the very eminent and wealthy class.
Visitors to the Garrett Museum of Art have the opportunity to see Hilarie Couture share her talent and express her personal connection to her model, Garrett native Patrick Hunter.
The portrait painting demonstration will take place Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Garrett Museum of Art, 100 S. Randolph St.
The event is free and open to the public with all ages welcome.
From her brushes to oil paint and canvas in 1h30, Couture will talk about her methods as she works and welcome the interaction of the public. After the presentation, the painting will be available for purchase. A percentage of the profits will be donated to the museum.
Couture has always been an artist, but it is only recently that she has been able to focus on her art full time. All his life experiences are reflected in his paintings.
Self-taught artist, she attends workshops run by artists she admires. She is represented by Attic Gallery in Camas, Washington and Castle Gallery in Fort Wayne.
In 2016, Couture organized her own traveling exhibition titled “Founding Mother’s Portraits of Progress”, painting 55 portraits of women who have made significant contributions to her community. In an effort to honor them, the show was also documented with a book she wrote.
Couture has won numerous awards for his paintings and is a member of the Northern Indiana Pastel Society and the Fort Wayne Artist Guild. She believes in giving back to her community and gives workshops in her studio and is a popular instructor for various art guilds, retreat institutions and community colleges.
In addition to painting romantic tales, Couture offers portraits and other commissions in his studio / gallery in Fort Wayne or on site. She also creates wedding and special event paintings with the ability to attend locations to paint live on location.
Couture is inspired by light and color and his passion brings special energy to painting people. His work combines meaning, contrast, subject, thick and fine paint, pastels, gold leaf and some unconventional materials. In everything she creates, the goal is to get the viewer to linger, marvel and appreciate the works.
Couture’s work will be on display in the Spotlight Gallery at the Garrett Museum of Art until Sunday, November 7. The museum’s opening hours are Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. -5400.
Private tours available on request for small groups. You can find more information at garrettmuseumofart.org @_gmoa or at the Garrett Museum of Art on Facebook.