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Exhibition: Ann Marie O’Dowd

Deer. In the wilds of of Finland, in the myths of Valhalla, the reindeer in Lapland. The history of the animal is deep in Nordic history. Visit a collection of vibrant deer by Newton Art Association member Ann Marie O’Dowd in her exhibit My Deer.

On display through April.

AMOABOUT ANN MARIE: Ann Marie O’Dowd is an experienced artist living in the Greater Boston community who specializes in bright acrylic depictions of people, animals, and still lives on canvas. After graduating from Mass Art with a degree in photography, Ann Marie took a hiatus from her artistic career in order to raise her three daughters. After returning to art, Ann Marie shifted her focus from black and white manual photography to acrylic painting. Working from a large supply of black and white photographs from her past, Ann Marie began creating her own colors and patterns to fill these vintage photographs with new life. Over 15 years have passed since Ann Marie began painting, and she is now a well-established artist with exhibits and clients both local and abroad. From billy goats to chihuahua’s, children to adults, Ann Marie brings life to her paintings through unique patterns and a bold and lively palette, creating a telling portrait in every work of art. Ann Marie describes how the physical qualities of both paint, and painting, make the experience and outcome of her work so gratifying. When asked how she came to create her recognizable style Ann Marie states her motto: “it’s only paint!”. A saying which serves as a daily reminder that it is OK to be daring, try new things, and make mistakes with paint. more