ARTmonday: Michele Poirier-Mozzone’s Underwater Artworks

Massachusetts-based artist Michele Poirier Mozzone  will be showing “Fractured Light,” a series of oil and pastel paintings of figures under water, at Paul Dietrich Gallery at CambridgeSeven in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 2, 2020 – May 29, 2020.

Poirier-Mozzone’s underwater artworks were inspired by watching her daughter swim in a pool. She was intrigued by the beautiful quality of the light and distortion of the figure. According to an article in Cape Cod Life, Poirier-Mozzone shoots underwater with a GoPro camera to capture inspiration images. She infuses her underwater paintings with color, rather than retaining the predominantly blue tones of the original situtions.

The Taunton-born artist, who attended Emmanuel College in Boston, spends summers in Falmouth and teaches at Rhode Island School of Design’s Continuing Education Program and the Providence Art Club.

Exhibition: March 2, 2020 – May 29, 2020
Artist Reception + Talk: March 19, 2020, 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Paul Dietrich Gallery at CambridgeSeven
1050 Massachusetts Ave # 51, Cambridge, Mass.
Underwater Paintings By Michele Poirier Mozzone

Rush, 2020, pastel, 12×12

Underwater Paintings By Michele Poirier Mozzone

Sidekicks, 2019, oil on canvas, 36×36

Underwater Art By Michele Poirier Mozzone

Gypsy, 2019, oil on canvas, 36×36

Underwater Artwork By Michele Poirier Mozzone

Opus, 2019, pastel, 14×24

Underwater Swimmers Artwork By Michele Poirier Mozzone

With Purpose, 2020, oil on panel, 24×12

Artist Michele Poirier-Mozzone is represented by Coastal Contemporary Gallery, Newport, RI and The Drawing Room, New Bedford, MA .

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Author: StyleCarrot

Marni Elyse Katz is a design writer and editor who lives in Boston and Cape Cod with her husband, two sons, and a cat. She blogs about design at

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