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Michael E. Vermette
Indian Island, Maine

Michael E. Vermette considers himself an expressive impressionist with a flair in plein air painting. His methods emphasize capturing light with an emotional sense of place. His thick impasto oil and bold watercolor methods, are rooted in traditional approaches that he feels captures the mood and soul of his subjects. Michael graduated from the Maine College of Art and Design with a BFA degree in 1980. Soon after he married his first nations wife and continued his studies in art education at the University of Maine at Orono. After receiving his certification he became the first Art teacher for the Penobscot Tribal Nation through Maine Indian Education. After 37 years of being an artist/teacher, Michael retired in 2022 to paint full time. His paintings have won numerous awards, appearing in different competitions and juried shows in Maine and New England. He is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society, and has received several artist residencies in Maine and New Hampshire. He is represented by the Gleason Fine Art Gallery, Yarmouth Frame and Art Gallery and the Lupine Gallery on Monhegan, all located in Maine where he resides.

Alpin' Glow and Full Moon, Katahdin Lake
Wabanaki Peace Maker