Erin Duquette-Thomas is a freelance
artist, designer and photographer
residing in Southern Maine
17 Old Pine Hill Road Berwick, ME 03901
"I muse on every. single. thing. … even cleaning a toilet. Every thing I do contributes to a learning and growing process that adds to who I really am as a person and as an artist. This quest for creating images and steering moving art started at a very young age when I realized that true darkness does not exist around me. Even in pure blackness or blinding white light, there are billions of colors that dance and move, outstanding and painful sounds to hear, and changing wonderful and unique shapes to explore... and there is always a story to be told about that space.
Art and images have been the one constant footprint I have had faithfully by my side for my own personal ride, and I consider myself an 'artist' because it is far too difficult to define what I do everyday in any other way.
On any given day I could be painting or drawing, rushing to a fire scene, educating, being educated, writing, helping a friend, parenting, editing photos, cooking, cleaning a house or designing a logo or fabric…everyday is fresh and exciting. Nothing is beneath me, nor is anything out of my reach... and everything is art.
I approach art with that same outlook I have on life... that there is importance, meaninglessness and sense of humor in everything down to the last grain of sand and everything is connected, even the unseen.
Although I have been plagued by health problems and severe anxiety that need attending and 'normal' day jobs have been out of my grasp for a long time even if I have wanted them, I have always been able to see and create images and dream about paint strokes and stories, and I locate energy and strength I did not know I had within the arts community.
Visions, considerations, rounded thought or visual exploration have never been difficult for me to find. Even within the worst moments that life can offer I can find the beauty and blessings within it, and I consider that my gift.
This is my calling and art is what I am meant to do, and I am blessed that I have been able to sustain this path for two decades with the strong love and support from friends and family, avid collectors and encouragement from my peers.
I have an an incredible, creative and strong family and much love to guide me at home; a husband, two children, three cats and a dog that keep me both grounded and moving forward at the same time. I can't imagine my life without love and art. Love and art is all." - Erin Thomas
Erin Thomas (Duquette) has shown her canvas paintings, pastels and mixed media originals in several solo and group gallery shows across the Northeast over the last two decades, her original works are in private collections around the globe. More recently Erin has become active her local community by leading several art initiatives to create a more vibrant arts and culture scene and responding to active fire scenes with a camera to document the under appreciated and undocumented volunteer fire service in her community.
NOTED SOLO/GROUP GALLERY EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS
GROUP EXHIBITIONS - Blackbird Studio, North Berwick ME
GROUP EXHIBITS & CONTRIBUTING MEMBER - Arts Industry Alliance, Exeter NH
FOUNDING MEMBER - Berwick Art Association, Berwick ME
SOLO EXHIBIT - Teatotallers, Somersworth NH
FEATURED ARTIST / GROUP - 100 Market Street, Portsmouth NH
FEATURED & GROUP - Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown MA
GROUP & ACTIVE CURATOR - Sights Unscene, Dover NH
GROUP EXHIBIT - UMASS Botanical Gardens, Amherst MA
FEATURED SOLO - The Fridge Gallery, Amherst MA
GROUP EXHIBIT -Sanctuary Tattoo, Portland ME
FEATURED & GROUP - Collette's Cup, Biddeford ME
SOLO & GROUP / ACTIVE CURATOR - York Street Gallery, Kennebunk ME
GROUP EXHIBIT - Karen Sprague Gallery, Springfield MA
FEATURED & GROUP / ACTIVE CURATOR - La Vie Boheme, Dover NH
GROUP & SOLO EXHIBIT - City Gallery, Belchertown MA
FEATURED PROJECT - PMA NIKON INC. Las Vegas, NV
SOLO EXHIBITION - Holyoke Community College, Holyoke MA
SOLO EXHIBITION - Mount Wachusset Community College, Gardener MA
SOLO EXHIBITION - Stroudwater Books, Portsmouth NH
GROUP EXHIBIT & CURATION - Baldface Books, Dover NH
FEATURED & GROUP EVENT - Cosmic Tea Party, Three Rivers MA
LADY IN RED - BAA EVENT, Berwick ME
FEATURES, PUBLICATIONS & PUBLISHERS AND/OR LICENSING AGENCIES
AUTHORIZED PRINTING - Portsmouth Print, Portsmouth NH
Foster's Daily Democrat - Dover/Portsmouth NH
1st Responder Broadcast Network - NY/NEW ENGLAND
FIREFIGHTERS VOLUME I - blurb.com
a new resolve - Portland Press Herald - Portland ME
Green Street CDI
Red Fish Blue Fish Dye Works, Inc.
The Right Eyed Deer Issue 5 - cover art
RURAL AVANT-GARDE short film - featured on BCTV
The Poets' Touchstone - coming July 2017
NIKON WORLD 2006 First Frame - Collaboration with David Mendelsohn
Produced, shot and edited by: Erin Thomas for BCTV
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