We are pleased to present the recent monotypes of Cie Goulet. Her richly colored works are inspired by the dramatic light and energy found in landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. Although her images depict natural surroundings, they are not of specific places. Rather, she captures the mood and beauty with her imagination through color and composition. She paints directly onto a Plexiglas plate with a vigorous brush style. From this, a one-of-a-kind print is pulled on a press. Using vibrant oil-based litho inks, the artist continues to paint directly onto the surface of the print until the work is finished. Photos of landscapes and her plein air experiences also influence the vivacious nature of her monotypes. These awe-inspiring renditions of farmlands and hillside vistas, quiet groves and river views, reinterpret the landscape into beautiful expressions of mood and light.
Cie Goulet studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and graduated from the University of Oregon in the 1960s. She went on to study at the Parson’s School of Design in New York in 1973 and continued to live there through the 1980s. After settling in Oregon for some time, she eventually moved back to the Bay Area in the late 1990s. Goulet’s work has been in numerous exhibitions on both the west and east coasts. Her work is in private and public collections, including Kaiser Permanente, Portland and Seattle; Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA; Oregon Arts Commission, Salem; Oregon State University Valley Library, Corvallis; Portland Art Museum, OR; University of Oregon: AAA, Science Complex, and Knight Library, Eugene; and Willamette University, Salem, OR.