Julliette Carignan


Julliette primarily paints realistic, painterly landscapes and portraits. Her work is characterized by strong draftsmanship and tonal values; solid three-dimensional forms; and thorough knowledge of anatomy and color. Much of her work is done on site, en plein air. Until recently, her medium was primarily oil paint, but she's been enjoying exploring watercolor lately too.


Facing You - A Portraits Show, Juried, Belmont Gallery of Art (2021)
Art in the Barn, Essex (2020)
"Artful Nature" Juried Exhibition, Belmont Gallery of Art (BGA) (2020)
"2020 Vision: What We See" Juried Exhibition, Belmont Gallery of Art (2020)
"Spring Awakening" Juried Exhibition, Belmont Gallery of Art (2019)
"Home" Juried Exhibition, Belmont Gallery of Art (2017)
"Art Blooms" Juried Exhibition, BGA (2017)
"Celebrate!" Juried Exhibition, BGA (2015)
ArsenalARTS Flash Art Show, Watertown (2013)
"Green Yellow Blue" Juried Exhibition, Belmont Gallery of Art (2013)
"See You, See Me, Art of the Portrait" Juried Exhibition, BGA (2011)
Fifth Annual Juried Exhibition, Belmont Gallery of Art (2010)
James E. Taylor Contemporary Realism Gallery, Salisbury, NC (2010 to 2012)
Two Group Juried Shows at the Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont (2009)
WGBH Juried Auction Exhibitions, Boston (2008 and 2010)
Art in the Barn, Essex (2006)
Salon International des Petits Format, Paris, France (2005)
Juried Inaugural Exhibition, Belmont Gallery of Art (2005)
Maison Des Arts, La Colle sur Loup, France (2001)
Two Group Juried Shows with the Housatonic Art League, Milford, CT (2001)
Painters’ Invitational Exhibition, Concord Art Association (2000)
UMass Art Alumni and Faculty Juried Exhibition (2000)
Wet Paint Invitational Plein Air Exhibition, Concord Art Assoc'n (1999)
“Ten Women,” Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell (1998)
Massachusetts State House Group Exhibit (1999)
Harness Tracks of America National Juried Show, Lexington, KY (1997)
Piper Gallery Small Group Juried Show, “Freedom,” Lexington (1997)
Skipjack Boston Group Restaurant Show (1997)
Group Show, Gallery at West Newton Health and Rehab Center (1997)
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society Juried Group Exhibition (1996)
Skipjack Boston Group Restaurant Show (1996)
Marblehead Art Association Group Juried Exhibition (1996)
Two Person Show, Marblehead Art Association (1995)
Solo Show, Steep Hill Grill Restaurant Gallery, Ipswich (1995)
Lowell Cultural Commission Group Juried Exhibition (1995)
Marblehead Art Association Group Juried Exhibition (1995)
Mingo Gallery Group Exhibition (1995)
Solo Show, Mingo Gallery, Beverly (1994)
U Mass Art Alumni & Faculty Juried Exhibit (1994)
Solo Show, Marblehead Council on Aging (1994)
Marblehead Art Association Group Juried Exhibition (1994)
The Gallery at the Hunt Center, Three Person Show, Danvers (1994)
Marblehead Council on Aging, Solo Show, Marblehead (1994)
Landfall Gallery Small Group Shows, Marblehead (1993-1994)
Marblehead Council on Aging, Two Person Show, Marblehead (1993)
Nathaniel's in the Hawthorne Hotel, Small Group Show, Salem (1993)
Several Marblehead Art Association Juried Group Exhibitions (1991-1993)
Several Marblehead Festival of Arts Juried Exhibitions (1991-1993)
Northborough Art Guild Group Juried Exhibit (1990)
Grove's Anatomy Juried Show, Grove St. Gallery, Worcester (1990)


Awards Juror for the Spring Exhibition, Reading Art Association (2007)
Private Art Instructor (2006-2007)


B.S. FINE ART, UMass-Lowell (1980)

Studied painting independently with Scott Christensen, Albert Handell, and several other accomplished instructors*, privately, in workshops, or in museum schools such as the Worcester Museum School, Danforth Museum School (Framingham) and Montserrat (Beverly).


Ms. Anita Tucker, Brookline
Ms. Nanny Almquist, Belmont
Mr. David Murray, Myrtle Beach, SC
Betsy Steele & Lee Knoch, Seattle, WA
Mr. Kenneth Smith, Cleveland, OH
Mr. Jack Martin, Nashua, NH
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Pallaver, Lexington
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Fuller, Great Barrington, RI
Dr. Lizbeth Nichols, Waltham
Janice & Bill Caywood-Beauregard, Hollis, NH
Mr. and Mrs. Herb Menhennett, Flagler Beach, FL
Lisa & Dick Dufresne-McCarrick, VT
Ms. Jodie Seivert, Marblehead
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Vaniotis, Flagler Beach, FL
Ms. and Mrs. Sam Patz, Chestnut Hill
Ms. Ursula Wilhelm, Munich, Germany


Painted in Italy 2 weeks (2007)
Painted in France 1 week (2004)
Painted in France 5 weeks, Artist-in-Residence (2001)
Visiting Plein Air Artist Grant, Housatonic Art League, CT (1999)
Juried Studio Tenant & Exhibitor, Munroe Center for the Arts (1995-1998)
Artist-in-Residence in home of patron (1994 & 1995)
Traveled through Europe for three months to study art and sketch (1990)

All cities located in Massachusetts, unless otherwise stated.

Instructors include Scott Christensen, Albert Handell, George Nick, Bob Gerbracht, T.M. Nicholas, David Curtis, Charlotte Wharton, Mark Hayden and Bill Griffiths.


Julliette's representational painting is driven by her desire to express the excitement she feels when light strikes the landscape or other subject and infuses it with brilliant color and dynamic contrasts.

Since 1990, Julliette has been exhibiting in select and increasingly prestigious juried shows. In 2005, Julliette was invited to participate in the first Small Format Salon in Paris France, and in Belmont's new Gallery of Art’s Inaugural juried exhibition. She has frequently exhibited at that gallery since then. Her work was also featured in Concord Art Association’s Painter’s Invitational in 2000 and Plein Air Invitational in 1998. In 1997, her work was selected by the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell for inclusion in the “Ten Women” exhibition of New England painters, and for the Harness Tracks of America prestigious national equine art exhibition in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1994, Julliette was offered a year’s Artist’s Residency in Plymouth. The paintings completed during her residency were exhibited in a solo show at Mingo Gallery in Beverly in 1994 and, along with new works, at the Marblehead Arts Association Gallery in 1995. She has participated in many other small group gallery shows and has been juried into a professional arts center’s studio. Her work is found in collections internationally.

Julliette received her Bachelor's Degree in Art from the University of Lowell (MA) in 1980. Since then, she has continued her artistic development through workshops, museum classes, and extensive personally-directed explorations. She was accepted into Scott Christensen's 10 day intensive workshop in 2007 and studied with Albert Handell in 2006. She has also studied with regionally and nationally known painters including George Nick, Bob Gerbracht, T.M. Nicholas, David Curtis, Michael Dowling, Charlotte Wharton, and, in France, with Adam Cope.

After studying art history in London in 1979, Julliette returned to Europe in 1990, where she spent three months drawing, studying art, and mountaineering. She has studied French and returned to France several times since, to prepare to paint on site in that country. She finally realized that dream in 2001 and again in 2004. The dozen paintings she completed during that first trip can be seen in the Europe Gallery. In 2007 she had the opportunity to paint in Italy for two weeks. She hopes to do longer painting excursions in Europe and in many other locations.

In parallel with her interest in art, Julliette has also long been an athletic enthusiast, dancing currently being her primary passion. She has also been active in yacht racing, skiing, tennis, boardsailing, bicycling and horsemanship. In quieter moments, she enjoys photography, digital imaging, web site development, the creation of photographic books, writing, reading, psychology, languages and music. In addition to her art degree, she holds a B.S. degree in Biology and an M.S. in Engineering.

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