Annie Jacquemet, who lives in Concord, closed her psychotherapy practice in 2008 and began watercolor classes right away. Taking classes at Walnut Creek Community Center fulfilled a promise she made to herself when she retired. Although she grew up in Orleans, France and worked in Paris as an adult, neither art nor music was part of her early life; yet she was always attracted to art. She visits France regularly and is still close to childhood friends.
Jacquemet’s husband, Michael Barrington, travels around the world in aid of humanitarian causes, always returning with photographs of his projects. Often these photos serve as models for her portraits. You will see portraits of people of all ages from the U.S. to Guatemala to Ethiopia, Ghana and Japan.
She enjoys taking classes with Patsy Taylor and Gary Bergren at the Community Center. “I work at loosening up by brushwork and keeping my mind and eyes open,” says Jacquemet. Projecting emotions and feelings through her artwork to show that she cares about people is her goal. In her statement paintings, her intention is to denounce injustice. For more about her work visit www.anniejacquemet-art.com.
Annie Jacquemet Barrington is scheduled to exhibit at the Art Gallery at the Art Gallery at Wilder in May 2021. The gallery is currently closed, but please check LamorindaArts.org/galleries-current/ for the latest updates.