I combine a rich imagination, a love of art history and traveling along the countryside with my camera to get my creative fires ignited. I am always hoping to find something interesting that I can use in my next painting.
Happening In Our Community
Each year, we publish a calendar featuring local artists and their work. Our area is rich with talented people who are able to express themselves in wonderful ways, capturing the scenes and beauty of our state and New England.
A Rutland native, is a self-taught artist who works in a variety of media. After a mystical experience in 1997, she began making healing amulet jewelry cast from authentic ancient Egyptian molds dated 600 B.C.
Lowell Snowdon Klock is a fine arts photographer who exhibits widely in Vermont. Lowell has been pursuing her love of light and shadow, texture and color ever since moving to Vermont in 1995. An avid traveler, she delights in visually capturing the spirit and soul of places she visits, but finds many wonderful subjects right next door!
For these designs I used black scherenschnitte (scissor cuttings) paper. I always create my own design on the white side of the paper and cut it using both scissors and an X-Acto knife.
Pencils, crayons and paint brushes; any smooth surface, be it paper or white washed walls in the milking barn; these were my favorite mediums from my earliest memories. The love of color, creating an image on any friendly surface has been a lifelong journey.
I was born in England and spent thirty-five years teaching in the area of my first love – health and movement education. I now explore the arts through the mediums of watercolor, acrylics, and ink. My work is varied; it ranges from abstracts that explore movement and brain imagery to peaceful Vermont landscapes. I feel an ever-evolving paintbrush guides my hand!
This is a quilt I entered in the Vermont Quilt Show’s 35th anniversary challenge. It depicts a contestant frantically trying to finish her quilt before the date due while celebrating a birthday with her dog who is enjoying the comfort of the quilt while destroying the sewing supplies. I won first place.
Andrew Orr combines impressionism and touches of realism to create paintings that reflect his love of nature and beauty. His paintings are direct and rich, with clear color, expressing his passion for light and life.
My inspiration comes from the incredible vibrancy of the natural world that floods my waking moments. When I allow myself to see the world not as it is but as it speaks to me, I’m compelled to find form for these images, first in my imagination and then physically. It’s not a choice – it’s …
Barbara J. Pafume is an awardwinning artist who studied at the Art Institute in Chicago, Silvermine Guild in Connecticut, and with several well-known artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel. She developed her realistic style over the years to capture dramatic and poignant moments in nature and in life. Her commitment to restoring and …
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t like to take pictures. As a small child I once took a whole roll of 24 pictures of cactus with my Kodak Instamatic camera! Times have changed and thank goodness for digital because I still take a lot of photographs.
Stephanie Stouffer lives in the quiet and beauty of rural Vermont, a place which nourishes her and her art. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, and for ten years was a designer with Hallmark Cards. There she received extensive experience designing for the social expression and decorative accessories markets. Since 1983 she …