Jerome Coulas

The New Rural, Jerome Coulas

In the fall of 1986, I left my safe and secure job in the city to pursue a life-long dream to live in the country and do work that  is an authentic expression of my own, painting.  I have had no formal training as an artist. I simply enjoy painting images that are pleasing to myself and to the viewer and hope that they elicit life-affirming feelings and express warmth, joy, and innocent exuberance.

A true naïve painter, I have painted since my early years without ever having any formal art training. My usual medium is acrylic on canvas, but have applied my imagination to a variety of projects including set design, pattern design for knitted sweaters, and interior wall treatments.

I reside on the Bonnechere River, at the 4th chute, not far from where my ancestors settled when they immigrated from the Kashub region of Poland in the 1860s.

Visit my studio for more information.

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