My name is Arno Pinsonnault.
I have developed my art style over many years, using many different mediums - including; Colored pencil, acrylics, pen and ink, oils, oil pastel, and water colors. My preferred mediums are water colors and acrylics.
Through cartooning as a child, I discovered how to quickly capture the important elements of figures and scenery to create movement and character.
As an airbrush artist, I developed my method of layering colors for hues and values.
Working mainly in the studio, I create realism by using the same layers of colors methods for shading and detail. I also use a color against color with light and shadow as opposed to outlining objects in a painting.
These two principles are the basic foundation of my style. I apply them similarly to each medium to create mood and depth.
My subject matter includes portraits, landscapes, still-life, and wildlife.
Learning mainly through practice and experimentation, I prefer to capture the essence of a subject through it's simple and subtle details in a realistic and unarranged setting.
I have always thought 3-D was interesting and I've even done a few anaglyph paintings that work with the red and blue 3-D glasses.
I have also written and illustrated some children's books, though I am unpublished in hard copy as of yet, I have had two poems published in an online children's magazine.
Jan 2000 - Mass Mutual Life Insurance Co., Springfield, MA - 1 pc
Oct 1999 - Juried Small Works Exhibit, STCC Art Gallery, Springfield, MA - 1 pc
May 1999 - Invitational Exhibit, The Old First Church Gallery, Springfield, MA - 1 pc
Jan 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, - Springfield Art League Members' Open Exhibit at Tower Square, Springfield, MA - 1 pc
Aug 1998 - Amherst Brewing Company, Amherst, MA - 5 pcs
July 1998 - Caffeine's Restaurant, West Springfielld, MA - 5 pcs
*June 1998 - Second Annual Springfield Art Festival, Springfield, MA - 1 pc *Second Place Winner for "West Street" Painting,
April 1998 - Best Western Hotel, Chicopee, MA - 12 pcs
April 1998 - Dr. Norman Levesque Chiropractic Office, Springfield, Ma - 3 pcs
2000, 2001, 2002, - Springfield Art League Members' Northeast Juried Exhibition, 2002 Winner of the Strathmore Art Products Award for "One Dollar Each"
September 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 - Annual Mattoon St. Arts Festival, Springfield, MA
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 - Monson Art Center Spring and summer Exhibit
Zoe's Fish And Chop House, Easthampton, MA - Featured Artist
2001 Springfield Artists Coalition Exhibit, Caffeine's, Springfield, MA
2004, 2005, Hamden Bank Boston Road, Featured Artist.
July 2005, Amherst MA Art Society, Designed and painted a column for the Amherst Parking Garage
November 2005, Feruary 2006, Featured Artist at Sturbridge coffee Roasters, Southbridge MA
Winning design for the 2006 Shelburne Falls Classic Road Race T-Shirts
Currently ongoing featured artist at Bob's Restaurant, Ludlow, MA - revolving seasonal exhibits.
Mrs. Robin Kolnicki, Framingham, Ma.
Mr. Robert Terzi Jr., Springfield, MA.
Ms. Danette Belisle, Bondsville, MA.
Ms. Sharon McClurg, Three Rivers, MA.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Terzi, Ludlow, MA.
Wilbraham Seafoods Restaurant, Wilbraham, MA.
Mr. Leonard Nimoy, Los Angeles, CA
Mr Pierce Brosnan, Malibu, CA.
Mr. Ronnie Earl Horvath, Still River, MA.
Mr. Randy Mantooth, Los Angeles, CA.
Miss Christina Ricci, New York City, NY.
Mrs. Kathleen Balestri-Veronesi, West Springfield, MA.
If you are interested in purchasing art work or having something custom made,
Please feel free to contact me at the following e-mail address:
ART BY ARNO
Or call me at (413) 283 - 5190
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