John Gamache is the artist whose work is on exhibit through Friday, Sept. 30, at the Enterprise Museum.
Gamache’s early training was completed at the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and at Southeastern Massachusetts University. He spent many years working as a freelance illustrator and designer for advertising agencies, publishing companies, corporations and computer-game companies.
Within the past several years, Gamache has returned to show his personal works to the public. He considers his artistic schooling to
have been “intensely” classical, and acknowledges that the creation of art is intertwined with his life.
Gamache works in a traditional style of painting, but is unconventional in the application and type of surface materials he uses in some of his works. This merging of two mediums forms a synergy of unique visual appeal.
Gamache’s current body of work utilizes his style to create fascinating pieces reminiscent of his past artistic influences. His box pieces — tributes to artists whose works he viewed as a child — made a large impression on how he now views his emotional and creative links to the past.
John Gamache currently enjoys living and working in St. Augustine.
The Enterprise Museum, located at 360 Main St. in Enterprise, is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.
Admission is free; however, a donation to the museum is appreciated.