Page O'Rourke

pageorourke@yahoo.com
Yarmouth, ME

Painting with a crisp, clean Pop Art sensibility my art is drawn from my sketchpads full of special Maine places I’ve visited. The palette reflects the feelings I have from those places. Challenging myself to simplify the complex shapes I find in nature, I break them down to their essence through color and form. I use flat, bold imagery and work with the visual effects of color relationships to achieve space and depth. Growing up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, an area that shares with Maine a rich artistic history and community, I was inspired by my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, all artists. I graduated from George School, a Quaker School in Newtown, Pa. and majored in Fine Art at Trinity College, Hartford, Ct. I studied illustration at Parson\'s School of Design. I live in Yarmouth, Maine with my husband Kevin. We have two sons, Griffin 24 and Duncan 21. Our house is filled with colorful, local art by artists who I’ve met doing outdoor art shows in the summer.

Website: http://www.pagespaintings.com