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Entrance to Kehoe Beach
Therese Babineau
Soft Pastel
8 x 16 inches
NFS

Kehoe Beach
Therese Babineau
Soft Pastel
9 x 9 inches
NFS

Lone Cow
Therese Babineau
12 x 9 inches
Soft Pastel
NFS

THERESE BABINEAU

Beyond doors and into Nature, I am home.  Rambling down a wet, grassy trail or walking meditatively through morning fog, my eyes scan ahead.   Hearing the sounds of the waves and winged birds, I survey the landscape around me.  Leaving worries behind, I feel calm and at peace.  My kinship with Nature deepens.  These are moments I cherish.

This series started as a beach adventure with my dog.  I paint primarily from photographs.  The paintings entitled, “Entrance to Kehoe Beach” and “Lone Cow,”  were created from  digital color prints taken with my Nikon SLR camera.  The painting entitled, “Kehoe Beach,” comes from a black-and-white print, taken with a Holga 120 camera.  The cameras I use invite me to explore the landscapes and seascapes, moment to moment, sight to site, with curiosity and purpose. 

Back in my studio, I recall the quality of light, sounds of the wind and waves while viewing my photographic prints.  It is time to paint…

I hope you enjoy viewing the pastel paintings.

Curriculum Vitae:

Solo Exhibitions

Legacy of the Landscape: Archaeological Sites in the Hawaiian Islands Red Oak Gallery, Berkeley, CA, August, 1998 Volcano Art Center, Volcano National Park, Hawai’I, July, 1999 Center for the Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA, October, 1997 Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, March, 1999
Rapanui: Landscape Portraits on Easter Island Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA, April 1998
Field Sights: Portraits of Berkeley Anthropologists in the Field, 1901-1995
Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, November, 1995

Group Exhibitions

Pastel Artists of Hawai’I 16th Annual Open Juried Show, November, 2019
Windward Artist Guild 59th Annual Members Show, October 2019
Windward Artist Guild’s Board Members Show, August, 2019
Annual Members Show, Richmond Art Center, June 2014
East Bay Women Artists, Royal Grounds, Oakland, CA March, 2000
Pro Arts, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA, April 1999
8 Exposed, Hollis Street Project, Emeryville, CA, February, 1997

Publications

Legacy of the Landscape: An Illustrated Guide to Hawaiian Archaeological Sites
University of Hawai’i Press, ninety black and white duo tone plates, 1996

Reviews

Anthropology Today, Vol. 12, No. 12, February, 1996 review of Field Sights
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, November 223, 1996, review of Legacy of the Landscape (book)
Maui News, December 12, 1996, review of Legacy of the Landscape (book)

Nominations

Finalist for “Excellency in Photography,” Hawai’I Book Publishers Association, for Legacy of the Landscape (book), 1997

Bodies of Work

HOME: A Collection from Maine, California and Hawai’i, on-going
On the Calvados Coast, Normandy, France, 1999
The Marquesas: Remote Islands of Eastern Polynesia, 1998
Rapanui: Landscape Portraits on Easter Island, 1998
Legacy of the Landscape: Archaeological Sites in the Hawaiian Islands, 1993

Affiliations

Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawai’i
Pastel Artists of Hawai’I Society, Hawai’i
Volcano Art Center, Volcano National Park, Hawai’i
Windward Artists Guild, Oahu, Hawai’i