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Pastel Landscapes and Other Chaulk Dreams: The Art of Juliette Travous
Exhibition Dates: March 5 - April 6, 2008
Artist Juliette Travous
      “I am drawn to paint the landscape (no pun intended).  I see a beautiful piece of nature and want to immediately put it on paper to convey the feelings that I felt when I saw it initially; joy, awe, reverence or just plain WOW.  It is my intention to bring out that WOW when viewing this show; Landscapes and other Chaulk Dreams.  Even the figures; whether a fully developed painting or a charcoal "sketch", are a form of landscape to me, with the curves of the body reminiscent of the hills and valleys of the land and the facial expressions the mood or atmosphere.  I see beauty wherever I go and I want to surround myself with that beauty in my paintings, no matter where I may be.

     Many of my landscapes are completed "en plein aire".  However, I am doing more and more with the use of photography; either as a tool to help with the details of a painting completed outside or as the inspiration for the entire painting.  Many of the scenes in nature are fleeting and a camera helps to capture the minute or seconds of beauty.  I try to bring a camera with me even when driving to work.  The painting Creve Coeur morning was based on a photo I took on the way to work on an early autumn morning.”
~Juliette Travous
 Pastel Landscapes and Other Chaulk Dreams: The Art of Juliette Travous  

     Artist Juliette Travous has been a member of the Gateway Pastel Artists (GPA) since its inaugural year, 1999, the Gateway East Artist Guild (GEAG) since 2002, and a past member of the St. Louis Artist Guild. Although primarily a self-taught artist, she have taken many classes and workshops over the years to hone her skills as an artist. Juliette has studied and worked with various artistic techniques and media and has trained under several nationally known and local pastel artists such as; Doug Dawson, Sally Strand, Colleen Howe, and Tito Gay.

     Her paintings have been exhibited in a variety of juried and non-juried art shows including GEAG and GPA shows at the Creative Gallery, The Foundry Art Centre, Union Avenue Church, Broadway Center for the Arts, and the St. Peters Arts and Community Center. Artwork has been exhibited at the Webster Groves Art and Air and the Greater St. Louis Art Associations Spring Art Show.

Learn more about artist Juliette Travous on her website.



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