About Me

297 Hi, I am Lainie Senechal, a watercolor artist and poet.  As you will see, my art and poetry are based on my experiences in the natural world.  I am both an environmentalist and an environmental educator.

After the Fall

I want to fall,

let go of everything;

like last lazy leaf of laurel,

drift aimlessly; no desire

to soar with eagles,

rather a feather from

wingtip relinquished

to zig, zag through space

on slightest zephyr.

 

I want to fall

through layers of light,

sunrise to sunset,

steadily deepening into dark.

A languid meteor

sparkling slowly to earth,

holding on to nothing;

never heeding where I land:

on softest snow of season,

among spring’s cheery crocus,

with summer’s daily dandelions,

along autumn’s silent stream.

 

For I am all of this

and from all

I have been released.

Lainie Senechal

 

Lainie Senechal

Artist’s Resume

esenechal@verizon.net                                                                   Web: lainiesenechal.com

Art Education

Watercolor, Instructor Kate Finnegan, 2006-Present, Kaji Aso Studio, Boston, MA

Watercolor, Instructor Kaji Aso, -1990-2006, Professor at Museum School of Fine Arts Boston, Kaji Aso Studio, Boston, MA

Watercolor, Instructors Elsie Dinsmore Popkins & Wendy Turner, Summer 1999 Isle of Shoals, Kittery, ME

Oil Portrait Painting, Instructor Bonnie Bergman, 1987-1988 Jamaica Plain, MA

Nature Drawing, Instructor Clare Leslie Walker, 1985 Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Solo Exhibits

“The Return of the Sun” – Provident Bank, Amesbury, MA January-March 2005

“Visions of a Summer Night” – Imagine Studios, Amesbury, MA June-August 2001

“Spacial Explorations” – Bella Luna, Jamaica Plain, MA December-January 2000

Group Exhibits

Storm Surge Art Exhibition, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA March 2015

Gallery Nature and Temptation, Kaji Aso Studio, Boston, MA:

       “Wind Dragon” January-February 2015

       “Tanabata” Star Festival Exhibit every July from 2004-2015

       “The Dot Project” March-April 2014

       “Polar Bear Dreams” January-February 2014

       “Pine Wind” January-February 2013

       “Sakura” an exhibit with Japanese and American artists March-April 2012

       “Winter Bone” Winter Festival January–February 2011

       “Aurora” January- February 2010

       “Embers” January-February 2009

       “Unexpected Visitor” January-February 2008

       “Snow Rainbow” Winter Festival Januar –March 2006

       “Light in the Snow” Winter Festival January-February 2005

       “Dreaming Cricket” Winter Festival January-February 2004

       “Night Wind” Winter Festival January–February 2001

       “Empty Cave” January- February 1995

       “Twelve Animals” January-February 1993

       “Midnight Snow” Winter Festival January-February 1992

“Reflection”, 40th Anniversary Exhibit, Kaji Aso Studio, Prudential Center, Boston November 2013

“A Spot of Beauty: Japan” with Kaji Aso Studio, Prudential Center, Boston. MA November 2012

“A Spot of Beauty” with Kaji Aso Studio, Prudential Center, Boston. MA November 2007

The Provident Bank Lobby for the Arts 10th Anniversary Exhibit, Amesbury, MA September 28-29 2007

“A Spot of Beauty” with Kaji Aso Studio, Prudential Center, Boston. MA November 2006

“The Culture of Peace” an series of exhibits by local and international artists to support the United Nation’s mandate for a decade of peace”:

       The Provident Bank, Amesbury, MA November-January 2005

       The Court Street Gallery, Uxbridge , MA February 2004

      The Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick, RI November 2003

       Sherry MacDougall Gallery, Uxbridge, MA July 2003

       Club Passim, Cambridge, MA July- August 2002

       Borders Books, Cambridgeside Galleria, Cambridge, MA May 2002

       Tsongas Gallery, Walden Pond State Reservation, Concord, MA January-April 2002

       The Daily Grind Gallery, Bridgewater, MA December 2001

        Imagine Studios, Amesbury, MA November 2001

        Brockton Summerfest, Brockton, MA August 2001

        Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston, MA July 2001

“Appreciation of Nature” with Kaji Aso Studio, International Place, Boston, MA May 2004

Beacon Hill Artwalk, Boston, June 2002

Charlesmark Hotel, Copley Square, Boston, MA June 7, 1998

Firehouse Multicultural Arts Center, Jamaica Plain, MA April-May 1988

International Group Exhibits

Instituto Zambler, Venice, Italy,  August 1995

Sister City Exhibit with Kaji Aso Studio, Galleria Civica di Piazza Cavour, Padua, Italy, August 1995

Hanamaki, Japan, August 1993

Corporate Collections

Charlesmark Hotel, Boston, MA

Provident Bank, Amesbury, MA

Related Experiences

Co-producer of “The Culture of Peace” , a group exhibit of artist/poets on the theme of peace to support the United Nations mandate for a decade of peace. 2001-2005

Judge for art exhibit “Peace on Earth” Imagine Studios, Amesbury, MA December 2002

Summer Artist-in-Residence, Imagine Studios, Amesbury, MA 2001

Founding Member, CAOS (Cambridgeport Artists Open Studios), Cambridge, MA 1992

Participating Artist, CAOS, Cambridge, MA 1992-1995

Murals:

“Peace throughtout History” with muralist Roberto Chao, Washington and School St., Jamaica Plain, MA 2002

“Crossroads” with muralist Daniel Galvez, Cambridge Public Library, Pearl St., Cambridge, MA 1986

Media:

“A stunning reception” by Gillian Swart Newburyport Current October 5, 2007

“Amesbury artist’s work spreads sunshine” The Daily News February 3, 2005

“Defining Peace” by Sonya Vartabedian The Daily News November 26 2004

“International Culture of Peace exhibit comes to Amesbury” by Kristin Blair Portfolio Fall 2004

“Peace of Art” by Merrill Kaitz Merrimack River Current January 3, 2003

“Thematic Peace” by Merrill Kaitz Amesbury News December 20, 2002

“Rooms with better views” by Marcia Scott Harrison Boston Sunday Globe August 4, 2002

“Creative Dabbling, artists-poets in Culture of Peace” ArtsEditor Boston, MA January 2002

“But only one of the artist-poets gives equal satisfaction with pictures and words. That would be Lainie Senechal. Senechal’s modest poem-and-watercolor combo, “Sailing Past Grape Island” and Sailing Past Grape Island respectively, work well together, and both do justice to the topic. …. “The painting, though an ordinary watercolor waterscape, is colorful and unpretentious, integrating the imagery as a single entity unified by line and color – sailboat, hill, buoy, and cloud – the way the corresponding poem gives equal emphasis to individual images. – Scott Ruescher, Contributing Writer

“Promoting peace through art, poetry” The Daily News Newburyport, MA November 1, 2001

“Visions of a Summer Night in watercolors” The Daily News Newburyport, MA June 21, 2001

One thought on “About Me

  1. Bill Gordon

    Hello Lainie,
    I like your website. Above is a link to my YouTube site with a lot of pipe organ pieces.
    I will send a link to Patreon also.
    I hope the poetry and art go well and thank you for helping to sustain the arts.
    Bill Gordon

    Reply

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