Artist Michael E. Vermette

An example of fine art by Michael E. Vermette

Photo of Michael E. Vermette


Short Bio:  Michael E. Vermette
MIchael is intrigued with the timelessness in change in his paintings. They show a love of color and light with emphasis on the expressive painterly mark and form, which evoke a recognizable feeling, a nostalgic memory, or emotional qualities such as the smell of salt and balsam in the air.
Carl Little writes in Volume 30 of The Island Journal,” Michael Vermette, who emulates the vision of one of Monhegan island’s great painters of the past, James Fitzgerald (1899-1971), adds impasto oomph to iconic views”
 He is a first and second place winner of the Castine Plein Air Festival and a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society. Paintings that are filled with a surprising amount of information, spontaneously understated detail, descriptive movement, and uniqueness of light in the atmosphere are characteristics of his personality.

Michael E. Vermette
Oil, Watercolor, Pastel Painter, and Instructor
       Michael E. Vermette double majored in Painting and Printmaking at the Maine College of Art, receiving his B.F.A Painting degree in 1980. He received his Certification in K-12 Art Education in 1986 through the University of Maine at Orono. A full-time artist and part-time teacher, Michael has been painting in oil, watercolor, and pastel for over forty years and has won numerous awards for his work, including the Marilyn Sabin, Lauran Coleman and the Beverly Awards at the 12th,13th and 14th Biennial North American Open Shows of the New England Watercolor Society where he has been awarded signature membership. Most recently, Michael is the 2018 first place winner of the Castine Plein Air Festival, and was the Festival winner in 2015, in Castine, Maine.
Michael leads several plein air painting workshops in Maine and New Hampshire in watercolor and oil painting throughout the year. He is a Monhegan Artists' Residency Fellow and the 2011 Baxter State Park Artist-in-Residence. He [...]

Read the rest of this bio on the artist's website >>

Content Copyright - Michael E. Vermette Fine Art