CRYSTALLE  LACOUTURE



I'm a painter working outside Boston. My abstract paintings reference the natural world and in particular the variety of shapes, textures, and colors in a garden or landscape. I make works that are the result of an investigation into form, color and the creation of a finished object at a specific time, in a specific place. I find the processes of renewal, climax, and dormancy in the cycle of plants to be poignantly translatable to the act of creating and shaping a work of art. And unsurprisingly I find the colors occurring in nature to be as wild as those that can be mixed in the studio.

My studio is in a 100 year old barn and my garden is thoroughly unkempt and bursting with color.