The Laumeister Fine Art Competition at The Bennington Center for the Arts, August 6 - September 11, 2016
West Branch Gallery, Stowe VT - Flight: Explorations in Movement, Migration and Freedom April 2, 2016 - June 26, 2016
West Branch Gallery, Stowe VT: Landscape Traditions March 22 - October 31, 2014.
Lamoille County Courthouse: June 29 - August 30, 2013
Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville VT: Land and Light, Water and Air - 2012 included in juried group show, awarded first honorable mention
Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville VT: Trees - juried group show, 2011: asked to speak at the artists roundtable
SEABA Center, Art Hop-2012: Artwork voted into juried show, awarded second place in competition
SEABA Center, Art Hop-2011: included in the juried show
Studio Place Arts, Barre VT: Refuge juried group show, 2011
Studio Place Arts, Barre VT: Birds Eye View juried group show, 2008
- CREATION GRANT from the VT Arts Council for The Bumblebee Series - 2013
- FIRST PLACE in category - “Other Media”: Richeson 75 Landscape, Seascape, & Architecture 2012; national juried competition
for charcoal painting “Acadian Mist.”
- FIRST HONORABLE MENTION: Bryan Memorial Gallery, Land and Light, Water and Air 2012; juried competition for casein
painting “Old Birch on Elmore Mountain.”
- SECOND PLACE: Group juried show at SEABA Center Burlington, VT for casein painting “Old Birch on Elmore Mountain."
Being born and raised surrounded by the Vermont landscape has given rise to the current scope of my artwork. I am continually inspired by the natural landscape while exploring at home or while traveling and look to capture and celebrate that with my paintings. My formal training is from Montserrat College of Art where I studied illustration.
After training and pursuing a career as an illustrator as a matter of practicality for ten years I felt an urge for more creative freedom in the form of landscape painting.
My black and white paintings have evolved from charcoal powder and watercolor to oil paint. I recently switched to oil paint in order to more easily mimic the lens effects of photography which is an important part of my process. I love the process of capturing an image transmuted through a camera lens and turned into pixels then brought to life again by hand with paint. I have used a camera since high school and at one point considered pursuing photography as a career until this was superceded by my passion for drawing and painting. Now I feel I have come to a balance between the two domains.
I paint in black and white in order to focus on composition, form, and contrast rather than color theory which to me is a more simple and direct creative process.
I strive to create a fresh approach to traditional landscape painting where I look for dynamic vantage points in which to portray common features of the landscape. I want the viewer to be familiar with what they are seeing yet also get the feeling they ‘haven’t quite seen it like that before’.
Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier VT: Landscapes and Wildlife, May 6 - June 30, 2016
West Branch Gallery, Stowe VT: Our World: Charcoals and Casein, October 9, 2015 - February 15, 2016
The Berrie Center for Visual Arts at Ramapo College, New Jersey; January 6 - March 30, 2013
River Arts, Morrisville VT: The Bumblebee Series July 11 - September 2, 2013
Studio Place Arts, Barre VT: The Bumblebee Series September 17 - November 2, 2013
River Arts, Morrisville VT: The Dynamic Vermont Landscape November 17, 2011 - January 12, 2012