A splash of color: Painter Norma Montaigne’s work on view in Brandon

BRANDON — Norma Montaigne enjoys working with different textures and mediums. She believes every idea can be executed in a number of ways. Color can be bold or soft; paint can be thick or washed out; surfaces can be wood, canvas, paper or three dimensional. Each texture or medium is a calculated choice used to convey the concept, knowing that no one medium can solve every idea. Montaigne presents a collection of her vibrant and varied work in “Splash of Color” at the Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon, from May 5 through July 2 with a reception this Sunday, May 7, from 2-4 p.m.
For three years, Montaigne studied painting, life drawing, and sculpting at the University of Hartford Art School in Connecticut. Her studies continued at Paier School of Art in New Haven, Conn., where she was first introduced to commercial art. Upon graduating, she immediately started her graphic design career with a full time position as an art director at a New Haven based advertising agency.
Commercial art offered her a new world for freedom in expression, transferring design from canvas to packaging, billboards, car wraps, coloring books and children’s story books.
“I like to believe my art somehow makes people ‘see’ a subject just a little differently than they did the day before,” she said.
The Compass Music and Arts Center is located in Park Village at 333 Jones Drive in Brandon. For more info visit www.cmacvt.org.

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