Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mom Love

As Mother's Day is quickly approaching I wanted to wish my mom a Happy Mother's Day and share some fav paintings from her collection. My mom is not only beautiful and supportive but has taught me the virtues of patience and grace. Happy Mother's Day to all! Enjoy!

Me and my momma at my solo show at the Glen Allen Arts Center (in front of Perkin's Cove and Internodes).

Murray Docks, oil on canvas. Prints available.

Back Bay Boardwalk, oil on panel. Prints available.

Mom's i-phone case DC Cherries Use CODE VAFHM9 for $10 off all cases in my Casetify Shop.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Instagram Newbee!

I'm finally on instagram!! Follow me here for studio shots, paintings in progress, and print giveaways. My first post: Paradise Peaks, acrylic on canvas. 24" x 30".

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Coastal Paintings Galore

I've got the beach on my mind! About this time every year I start the countdown for our annual family beach trip to Sandbridge in southeast Virginia. I'm dreaming of the salty sea air, fresh Carolina seafood, mom's homemade key lime martinis, Sandbridge Market donuts, and grandparents/babysitters! Just heaven! My preoccupation with the beach has resulted in an abundance of coastal paintings from heavily textured seascapes to illustrations of marine life. Summer is just around the corner!

Coastal Lobster, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24". Original available. Prints available.

Baby Beach Sailboats, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24". Original available. Prints available.

Chesapeake Blue Crab, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24". Original available. Prints available.

Baby Beach, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24". Original available. Prints available.

Mr. Crab, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24". Original available. Prints available.

Ocean Tides, acrylic on canvas, 18" x 36". Original available.

Orient Bay. Prints available.

Ocean Tides Detail. Prints available.

Creative Digest UK Artist Feature

Thank you Creative Digest UK for featuring my story: Artist Ann Marie Coolick on the career family balance and selling work. This quote has spoken to many: "I’m constantly struggling with the label of Artist. At what point does one become an artist? Have I always been? I constantly try to qualify what has or will make me an Artist like my idols Joan Mitchell and Maya Hayuk." If you are an artist, do you feel the same? Please share :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Beautiful Decay

Last night I soaked my palette knives to remove all the gunk. Quite beautiful this morning actually!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Favorite Finds

Today I'm sharing four of my favorite fellow Society 6 artists. I love their beautiful color palettes and serene artworks. These pieces make me want to rejoice in the warmth of spring while I yearn for the approaching summer months! Check out these artists' shops at the links below. Enjoy!

Clockwise from top left:

Micklyn Hibiscus Pattern print

Monika Strigel Sky Print

Kirsten Neil Paper Umbrellas Print

Patricia Vargas Kali F1 Print

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Lucky Green

I'm loving the palette of Lucky Green, Synergy, and Dragon Fruit on this new painting of mine, Tropical Dance, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30". This bright spring palette is heavy on shades of pthalo green from emerald to mint with accents of seafoam turquoise, gold, and pink.

Pthalo green has always been one of my go-to colors. Introduced in 1938, it is a soft green powder insoluble in water, according to Winsor & Newton. Previous to its introduction, the only greens capable of equal brilliance were the original emerald greens which were opaque, more limited in their mixtures, harmful, and much less permanent.
Tropical Dance Prints available on Society 6.
Original available at