The process of creating a painting, for me, reaches many levels. Some are basic and practical. Some evolve from a place that I cannot define. Since I came late to painting my motivation has always been to paint daily. Good weather, bad weather, traveling or at home I take paint brush in hand and put myself out of doors and that hard to define element takes over. The color and the texture of the paint combine to express the atmosphere and energy that I feel out in nature. I want always for the viewer to see colors, shapes, and textures they did not before realize were there. If a viewer can go on to glimpse some of these colors or aura in their daily lives my painting has succeeded.
John Sirois is an artist who paints in the American Contemporary style. As demonstrated in this collection of work, he has a love of color, texture and paint. Over the years subject matter has become less important than showing the viewer the energy that exists around a given location or still life with different light, of showing color and shapes that perhaps we miss when we simply pass by a motif.
Mr. Sirois has studied with various artists including, Sidney Willis, Don Stone, Lois Griffel, and the late Charles Sovek. His work has hung in the Salmagundi Club and the National Arts club in New York City as well as the Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, the American Artists Professional League and the Audubon Artists Society.
We hope you enjoy this exhibition. Please feel free to visit John at his studio at Union Mill (formerly Gates Mill) in West Peterborough. His work can also be seen on the web at: www.johnsiroisart.com
374 Union Street
Peterborough, NH 03458