Coupeville painter Angèle infuses her world with color through pastels, watercolors and oils. She loves the challenge of a blank canvas; the prospect of a new beginning. “There’s an excitement and exuberance in the beginning of each painting,” she said. “I have a need to paint, to express whatever I’ve got going on inside.”

oil on canvas 16 x 20" $1,200

Lake Chelan
oil on canvas 18 x 24" $1,200

Angèle said she feels her strengths are in the way she uses the paint and her use of color. “Painting is a series of corrections. When I don’t see any more need for corrections, I know I’m finished; though I feel as if with every painting, I’m never really finished."

Whidbey Sunset I
oil on masonite 10 x 10" $300

Whidbey Sunset II
oil on masonite 10 x 10" $300

Whidbey Sunset III
oil on masonite 10 x 10" $300

Winter Reflections
oil on canvas 30 x 30" $2,400

Essence of Lavender
oil on canvas 30 x 30" $2,200

As a child growing up in Munich in post WWII Germany painting was always something she imagined doing.

“I have fond memories of tagging along with my dad on his plein aire excursions and outdoor exhibits in and around bombed-out Munich.” 

Her first summer job in Munich was painting animation celluloids in the studio where her mother worked as an animator. She was 14 and all the money she made went toward a plane ticket to America where she moved with her mom to start a new life.

Late Summer oil on canvas 24 x 36" $2,400

Another Grey Day oil on canvas 24 x 36" $2,400 SOLD

Happy Tulips oil on canvas 24 x 24" $1,400

In New York, she attended the High School of Art and Design and spent evenings and weekends painting “Felix the Cat” animation cels to help out her mom at work. Later, Angèle moved to Los Angeles where she painted Flintstone and Scooby Doo cels at Hanna-Barbera Studio and continued to produce animation for television and film. 

Fast forward to present-day Whidbey Island where Angèle paints still lifes and landscapes

Which of hers is her favorite painting? 

“It’s going to be the next one, hopefully,” she said.

Driftwood Mama oil on canvas 18 x 24" $1,400

Bales of Gold  oil on canvas 12 x 24" $1,200

Bales of Gold oil on canvas 12 x 24" $1,200

To purchase or inquire about Angèle's currently available work,
please contact the gallery at 800/858-5063.