photo by Brian Coon

photo by Brian Coon

I am painter from Vermont aiming to capture the beauty of the moment, the light, and the setting of landscapes. My love for Vermont can be seen in each of my works; evoking the feelings of the natural setting in which I choose to paint. Most of my work is done outdoors, regardless of time of year, difficult setting, or rapidly changing conditions.

I have been interested in painting and drawing since childhood. Thomas Curtin, a very well-known landscape artist from Cambridge, Vermont, influenced me by giving me my first set of paints at the age of twelve. I remember standing beside Tom watching him paint when I was a young boy. I was very impressed with and stimulated by his artwork and always felt fortunate to have known Thomas Curtin.

I painted as much as possible through school and my working adult life, juggling work and raising a family. On January 1st, 2000, I started my career as a full time artist. I met artist Fred Hines, a marine painter from Maine, who had moved to Johnson. He soon became my good friend and mentor.

I painted almost every day in all kinds of weather, and became proficient at painting the landscape on location. By painting directly outdoors, I see things I would miss from just looking at a photograph. I try to capture the landscape, the time of day, the season of the year, by the way the light plays on different objects.  I strive to paint the feeling of a place and particularly like painting in the winter, spring and fall.

My work has been shown by many New England galleries and is in private and corporate collections across the country, and abroad.

Galleries

Green Mountain Fine Art (Stowe, VT)

Bryan Gallery (Jeffersonville, VT)

Visions of Vermont (Jeffersonville, VT)

Gallery On The Green (Woodstock, VT)

Hunter Gallery (Grafton, VT)

Miller's Thumb Gallery (Greensboro, VT)

The Banks Gallery ( New London, NH)

Argosy Gallery (Bar Harbor, ME)

Lorica Artworks (Andover, MA)

R. Van Loan Gallery And Frame Shop (Greenwich, CT)

 

Awards

  • First Prize for Oils in the Annual Northern Vermont Artist Association juried show in 1992 and 1995
  • Annual Northern Vermont Artist Association Merit Award in 1994, 1995 and 1996
  • The Grumbacher Award, Vermont’s Helen Day Art Center For Art’s Sake Show
  • Holbein Award in 1999
  • Best In Show for 1992 and 2000, Vermont’s Helen Day Art Center For Art’s Sake Show
  • Best In Oils award in 1992 at the annual NVAA show at the Bryan Memorial Gallery
  • 1st Place in Oil 2010, Land and Light, Bryan Memorial Gallery
  •  Best In Show , Alden Bryan Gold Medal, Land and Light, Bryan Memorial Gallery