Michael is intrigued with the timelessness in change in his paintings. They show a love of color and light with emphasis on the expressive painterly mark and form, which evoke a recognizable feeling, a nostalgic memory, or emotional qualities such as the smell of salt and balsam in the air.

Carl Little writes in Vol. 30 of The Island Journal “Michael Vermette, who emulates the vision of one of Monhegan island’s great painters of the past, James Fitzgerald (1899-1971), adds impasto oomph to iconic views.”

He is a first and second place winner of the Castine Plein Air Festival and a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society. Paintings that are filled with a surprising amount of information, spontaneously understated detail, descriptive movement, and uniqueness of light in the atmosphere are characteristics of his personality.

View more of Michael’s work at MichaelEVermette.com.