Of the many folks we met at NECANN in Boston, Colette Aimee stood out both for her personal pizzazz, as well as her vibrant, dreamlike, intensely emotional painting. We were excited to learn more about her, and where such a powerful, fearless, loving style like hers comes from.
HVT: What’s your personal background?
CA: I’m the daughter of an actor and a ballerina. I grew up in Kent, NY and throughout my childhood, there were all kinds of artists flowing in and out of my life, including musicians, actors, dancers, poets, painters, and aristocrats! I went to art school at SUNY New Paltz in NY, and got my BFA in 2006. I’m now in shows all over the Country – ranging from gallery shows and events as well as music and arts festivals. I try to surround myself with the types of creative people which inspire her to paint the luminous colors of her Surrealistic world.
HVT: What’s the source of your artistic inspiration?
CA: The completeness of being human inspires me tremendously; emotions that are deeply good