Paintings and Art & Wall Decor by Ann Marie Coolick Fine Art
Ann Marie Coolick Fine Art
Ann Marie Coolick Fine Art

Ann Marie Coolick Fine Art

Arlington, VA

"Palette knife artist"
I'm an impasto painter focusing on super luscious, frosting-like paintings created using only palette knives. My work has been exhibited across the mid-Atlantic US with solo exhibits at the Hylton Center, Glen Allen Arts Center, and the Arlington Arts Center.
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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"The second most item I use most when painting, next to oil paint, is paper towels. Every time after I apply color to the canvas, I wipe my knife totally clean with a paper towels. This ensures that the color remains pure and bright throughout the whole process."
-- Ann Marie Coolick Fine Art
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"I want people to feel joy and calm when looking at my work, whether it be a soothing seascape, colorful Polka Daubs piece, or romantic floral."
-- Ann Marie Coolick Fine Art
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What is your favorite material to work with?

"I love to work with oil paint and cold wax medium to create a buttery texture that appears luscious and three-dimensional."
-- Ann Marie Coolick Fine Art
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What motivates and inspires you?

"Two of my favorite artists are Yayoi Kusama and Damien Hirst. I love how they explore color and happiness through polka dots. "I love Damien Hirst. I respect his work a great deal, and I am happy that the polka dots I started using have become a symbol of love and peace around the world with everybody joining hands to use them in this way." --Yayoi Kusama"
-- Ann Marie Coolick Fine Art
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What makes a space special?

"I love that my work is mostly in private collections in people's homes. It's such a special honor."
-- Ann Marie Coolick Fine Art
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What’s unique about your work?

"I paint exclusively with palette knives and heavily textured paint. My Polka Daubs series explores the deconstruction of color and texture into its simplest forms."
-- Ann Marie Coolick Fine Art
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