Prints and Painting — Artisan's Gallery (2024)

Karla Bove creates truly unique decorative blackboards handcrafted on wood using her original designs. These chalkboards, sealed to form a durable surface, and enhanced with a practical corkboard,can be custom-designed for personal or professional use—picture one in your kitchen, entry hall or great room. Or, if you are in the service business— restaurant, deli or café— and want to create a daily menu, they can be designed with your logo and catered to any special theme.Use them for business or pleasure or give them as a gift to the friend who has everything.

Not Just Black Boards

Bill Brauer

"I've always been able to draw but I failed high school art. They wanted me to draw tables and chairs but I was already drawing I flunked.

"I've always been able to draw but I failed high school art. They wanted me to draw tables and chairs but I was already drawing I flunked.Thus encouraged, I went on to become a professional artist. I worked as a freelance illustrator in New York and also as a printmaker producing etchings and lithos.

I moved to Vermont in 1969 but soon the limitations of printmaking caused me to rethink my direction. I decided to begin painting, which gave me the opportunity to explore size, color, density and surface.

Going up in size also forced me to change imagery. The small and intricate forms of printmaking did not translate well to larger color pieces. As Renaissance painters did, I pursued my fascination with the human form, taking Renaissance concepts of the figure, and combining them with my contemporary design sense to create my own visions.

Formally, the paintings are about shapes next to shapes and colors next to colors. I love manipulating forms. My work draws inspiration from a variety of sources, including Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythology and motifs. I use a single light source and a shallow visual depth to create tension and dramatic light and dark patterns. I often use cast shadows, which take on their own presence, adding an air of mystery to the works. In these paintings, something else is happening, just beyond the picture plane; the viewer just gets a hint. I like to create an alluring mood in my paintings that attracts the viewer, and then give them something to hang on to."

Bill Brauer

Annelein Beukenkamp

Anne Cady

Anne Cady's distinctive oil paintings are inspired by the Vermont countryside that surrounds her. Her recent travels on the back roads of California and Southern France have begun to influence her newer work. Her paintings are playful and bold, full of vibrant color and spirit. They are held in collections throughout the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Europe. Before embracing a career as a full time painter, Anne was an art educator who founded and directed "The Children's Art School" for many years.

Vermont has been Anne's home for most of her adult life. She is a graduate of Middlebury College, the mother of four children and the proud grandmother of five. Her home and studio are located on a small horse farm in New Haven, Vermont where she lives with her husband and youngest son, Rider, two labs, and five horses.

"Through my paintings I am able to journey back to that slower country rhythm of the past, away from this hurry up world and into those open spaces that are so quickly disappearing. While on this ride I can be playful with the harmonious patterns of fields, forests and mountains that repeat themselves again and again within the landscape."

Anne Cady

Ellen Crafton

Todd Cummings - Forest City Designs

A note from the artist:

I am an artist, photographer, designer, and native Vermonter who loves the outdoors and all that it offers the body and soul.

​My work is inspired by the limitless beauty of the natural world and the incredible outdoor destinations in the northeast and specifically, the Green Mountain State. I have a keen appreciation for landscape painting, both modern and historical, along with the Works Progress Administration (WPA) posters from the '30s and '40s and the illustrated travel poster genre of yesteryear. My work is a fusion of these influences.

My process begins with a specific destination or memory of an outdoor place that I love and know others have a fondness for as well. A mountain I have hiked, a lake or river I have paddled and fished, or woods I have skied or rambled.

Being a realist, I try to compose each piece with authentic detail, sketching and photographing multiple views until I am satisfied with the composition. I then simplify my renderings, reducing landscape details in favor of graphically bold fields of color and strong silhouettes. I do occasionally alter the true landscape in favor of simplicity and my own artistic expression.

I use a combination of techniques in my work, utilizing both traditional tools and modern technology starting with sketching, drawing, and photos taken in the field. I then return to my studio to recreate these photos and drawings digitally, composing scans using Adobe Illustrator and Procreate software. My computer is a powerful illustration and design tool that I use just like pencils, brushes, and my camera. The work is printed using the giclée technique. Giclée is fine art and photo printing on professional-grade inkjet printers using archival-quality papers, inks, and processes.

Do you have a special place that you would like to see in print? I'm always looking for creative inspiration and I'm happy to take on commissions for original pieces.

Contact me to talk about your idea or just to say hey[emailprotected]

Carol Dallas

I take my inspiration from the beauty of the Vermont Landscape. Plein Air painting is my passion. I am constantly working a painting to reflect the color and light of an object or landscape. If an artist can capture color and light then the artist can capture the moment. I like to think of my paintings as capturing a moment in time, including the emotion experienced in that moment. The ultimate goal of my work is to share the moment in time with the viewer.

Helen Dillon

Nancie Dunn

After attending Philadelphia College of Art and the School of Visual Arts in New York, Nancie moved to rural Vermont to make her art. She is inspired by the natural world and the lives, loves, sorrows and dreams of friends. Nancie’s cards are colorful, and her messages are truly thoughtful.

Nancie Dunn

Gary Eckhart

I consider my work to be representational, not photo-realistic; however, I do try to remain true to the shapes, textures and patterns that initially inspired me. My work always starts with a carefully executed drawing of the subject on 300 lb. archival watercolor paper. I prefer working on 300 lb. paper because it eliminates any buckling of the paper during the painting process and allows me to use various techniques that would damage lighter paper

I am particularly interested in capturing the rural beauty and rustic quality of the Vermont and New England scene and picture it in a way that others will look at it with a new vision. I want my work to be visually soothing and comforting while creating strong emotional responses of a simpler, more bucolic life.

Gary C. Eckhart grew up in the picturesque Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania..

Kimberlee Forney

Growing up in northern Vermont, Kimberlee Forney enjoyed creating art at an early age. She finds her inspiration among the beautiful Vermont landscape, within music, animals, people, and her daily surroundings. She appreciates the healing qualities of art and it’s communicative and emotive powers. She is grateful to be able to express her feelings and ideas through her creations. Early in her art life, she concentrated on realistically representing the world around her.

She developed her artistic and technical skills while attending Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. While there she studied various artistic mediums, including printmaking, lithography, sculpture, drawing and painting. The study of psychology and the German language and culture further inspired her and influenced her artistic interests and development. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art in 2000.

After graduation, Kimberlee’s fantastical style developed out of a basic idea involving a lively and musical bar scenario with human-like forms embedded in the scene (titled “Jazzy at the Bar”). Her business, Natural Expressions, was formed and other pieces involving various cultural scenes, animal forms, and landscapes soon followed. Her favorite subjects to explore relate to the beauty and spirituality present in the natural world and in the cultural world surrounding us.

Kimberlee Forney

Jan Fowler

I am, at heart, a landscape painter. From as young as I can remember the earth has been my solace and has instilled in me a sense of wonder and excitement. I’m moved by the beauty I see around, me whether it’s in the desert Southwest, European villages or my own Green Mountains of Vermont. Painting the outdoors, truly observing the land is, for me, a spiritual endeavor, capturing a transitory moment in time. I paint what I love - working farmland and barns, animals, the forests and waters of Vermont and beyond. My painting style tends toward the impressionistic. I take a ‘painterly’ approach which allows the brushwork to show and strive to create texture in my paintings. The bold use of color is something I’m drawn to as well. My work is continues to evolve as I explore the painted surface and express my emotions in my work each day.

Art has been woven throughout my life. As a child growing up in Indianapolis, I took oil painting lessons at an art center where the instructors, artists descended from the famed Brown County Art Colony, mentored me in the art of painting the landscape. I continued with a focus on art through part of my college career until switching to another of my passions, language. When my husband and I settled in Vermont and started a family, I transferred my love of painting to ‘painting’ in my garden, designing and planting lush mixed perennial borders and eventually developing a landscape design business. I returned to painting in the late 90’s when I could no longer NOT paint! An 1850’s farmhouse in Randolph, Vermont, has been our home since 1977. I’ve watched with joy the ever-changing light, seasons and cycles of activity on the farm beyond us during these many years.

Chris Gluck

Chris Gluck designs beautiful images collaged from pressed leaves and flowers.The originalsare reproduced and available for purchase in her book "Art From Nature ABC's with leaf collage instructions" and as prints and cards.

Chris lives in rural Vermont where for over 25 years she has taught art and crafts in her home studio. She is inspired by nature and by materials, whether they be natural treasures found on her daily walks in the woods near her home,or recycled items(often left on her studio porch by well meaning neighbors).

Her firstbook, Art From Nature ABC's, is acollection of animals collaged with leaves in an ABC format for both children and adults. Thisart form has been one of the favorites at her school, Poker Hill Arts, for over 20 years. The book includes instructions and tips so that, should you be so inspired, you can try thismeditative andfun art form that connects you to nature.

Brian Hewitt

Brian Hewitt is a self taught artist living in North Bennington, Vermont painting full time since 2011. Many refer to my perspective as fish-eye but it is more of an arc. I think it brings depth, movement and whimsey to the work. I often describe it as "vibrant landscapes with a twist."

Brian Hewitt Fine Art Studio

Mary Hill

Amy Hook-Therrien

Amy is a Native Vermonter, living in Windsor Vermont.

I love painting with watercolor. When I first started working with the medium is made me nervous not to be able to control it, then in time I learned to love the uncontrollable chaos of it. I use pen to put in the fine details then go over with watercolor. I mix my paint loosely so that it separated slightly giving the painting texture. I love to paint natural things, birches, dead beech leaves, waterfalls, plants, stones, it allows me to be freer in my painting style, nothing ever looks exactly the same in nature. You can fall in love with the imperfect. A flower missing a petal, a tree with a broken branch, these are what I like to find and focus on. Painting in nature is always exciting and exploring it is my passion.

Barbara Leber

When I paint, I try to capture something of the world around me, the details that might otherwise go overlooked. It's an attempt at a momentary holiday from everyday life but on another level, it is a re-connection with a basic sense of well being. It's a journey to a relaxing, peaceful, idyllic place. By creating art that is accessible both in feeling and attainability, I am contributing something that is life affirming. When someone encounters one of my paintings, and it helps them feel connected to their own essence beyond opinions and politics, that's what I am painting for.

Elaine Ittleman

My art is my avocation. I have painted for over 25 years purely for the joy of it. Over the years I have learned the journey is as important as the finish. That is my fulfillment. I prefer to create art rather than interpret it, as this is an individual endeavor. We look within for a reaction to the art we view, whether it is delight, disgust, confusion or joy.I have exhibited in many eateries around Vermont as well as the Edgewater Gallery, the Bryan Memorial Gallery, the Jackson Gallery, UVM medical center, BCA arts, and the SPACE gallery.I am essentially self-taught, but have taken classes at the Arts League in NYC, CCV, BCA as well as workshops around the state.My professional education is in nursing, and I presently am a labor and delivery nurse at UVM medical center. I live in Charlotte with my husband Frank, horses, dogs, chickens and a cat. I have three grown children, one grandchild and another on the way.

Linda Mirabile

Painting birds has been something I think I’ve always done. When I visit my mom I see paintings of owls, gannets, chickadees — all hung proudly in her home — and all done by me when I was in high school. At one point I studied ornithology merely to be able to make my avian paintings more accurate. But life took me on another path and when I moved from NY to Vermont in 1976 I began to work in the graphic design field. Eventually, with a family to help support, I stopped painting and started my own graphic design studio, RavenMark, Inc., which focuses on environmental conservation work. Now, 40 years later, I’m still in front of the computer with my business, but have also started to paint birds again.

This time around I focus more on the essence of the bird, trying to capture a mood or a personality, not being so concerned about anatomical accuracy. Still, its hard for me to get away from the detail and physical beauty of these creatures and my work tends to be more realistic than fanciful.

Judy Greenwald

I work fearlessly with vibrantly pigmented colors that clash, resonate and converse in a contemporary expressionistic style. I translate color and light directly from their sources to my work. My love of animals and the spirituality of the natural landscape weave together to give me direction and enjoyment in my art.

Cindy Griffith

My art has been described as using a magical-realism flair, but I think of myself as an artist of nature and enjoy amplifying colors and textures to express artistic impressions.My inspiration comes from strong shadows paralleled by brilliant light, glistening splashes of sunlight suspended on the surface of a babbling brook, the depth of the forest and mountain sun.Capturing special vignettes in nature is satisfying to my heart and representing this joy on canvas allows others to sample my inspiration in those moments.C

Cindy Griffith

Dominique Gustin

My work draws from a loose imaginative landscape, using photographic images taken by myself, or found. Beginning with a memory, or a word, the paintings form visual narratives that are both mysterious and familiar.

Dominique Gustin

Woody Jackson

Woody Jackson lives outside of Middlebury, VT with his wife Ingrid and five boys,Bjorn, Leif, Macon, Ebenezer and Silas. He has no cows of his own, but prefers to make his neighbors cows famous. He finds Vermont is home for the soul as well as the body. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1970 and received a master's degree in fine arts from Yale School of Art in 1980.

Famous for Holstein cow paintings, he is inspired by the barns and hills of Vermont dairylands. Not all of his paintings involve cows, as evidenced by his intensely hued watercolors of churches and landscapes of New Mexico. Woody has also embarked on a new career as a writer, having authored the children's book Counting Cows; and its sequel, "The Cow's Alfalphabet". Woody Jackson's company, Holy Cow, Inc., markets his cow goods worldwide.

"All my artwork has always been inspired by the land, from apple orchards, vegetables gardens, New Mexico deserts, dairy farms, and even the New York City waterfront. The land in turn is changed and inspired by time and the seasons. The light is different through the day and month to month.

Woody Jackson Art

Lori Klein

Lori has been creating greeting cards for friends and family all her life. They are handpainted using water soluble markers and/or pencils. The originals all have poetry specific to the person for whom the card is intended. The designs have been reprinted with condensed generic versions of these poems and many are blank.

Anne Made

Since 1998 Anne has been painting her animals and her friends' animals. This love for animals is shared in every card and gift we sell at Anne Made.

Anne Made

Carol MacDonald

Carol E.S. MacDonald addresses issues of human and environmental connections, evolution, and healing in her monoprints and original limited edition fine art prints. The monoprints are printed on an etching press. They often combine painting, drawing, etching, collage, and sewing in a unique, one of a kind form. The limited edition prints are hand printed using linoleum or wood block, silkscreen, etching and collagraph.

MacDonald was given the 2008 Barbara Smail Award by Burlington City Arts. In 1999 she received the Susan B. Anthony Award from the YWCA for leadership in the arts. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and is in many corporate and private collections.

Carol MacDonald

Nora McDonough

Julie McGowan

My philosophy of art is simple. Art should reflect the inner being of the artist. It should communicate to the viewer through the visual sense but also though a shared connection that portrays the intuitive sublime, going beyond what is seen on the canvas or three-dimensionally in sculpture to affect and permeate the feelings of those who come in contact with the work. In the Luminists, this connection was found in their unique experience with their external environment. My goal in pursuing ways to extend my art is to find this connection and imbue my Vermont landscapes with the mysticism that is so much part of the environment and my world.

Macy Moulton

Macy Moulton is a long time Mad River Valley artist and has been with the Gallery for many wonderful years!

Sarah Munro

dug Nap

Voted Vermont’s best visual artist 2008 & 2009, and 2nd place in 2010 by the
readers of Seven Days, Vermont’s alternative newspaper, dug Nap is a self-taughtartist who was born and raised in Vermont. Whether they are paintings, prints,poems, or monologues, dug Nap has been creating things for most of his life and thatis what he is happiest doing. His paintings are in many private collections and his workhas been part of group exhibitions in New York City.
dug Nap is hard to categorize, but probably falls somewhere between folk art andoutsider art. His whimsical paintings and prints tend to be both absurd and serious,drawing parallels between the humorous and the banal.

dug Nap Art

Jess Polanshek

Jess Polanshek is an Illustrator who draws most of her inspiration from the wooded hills of Vermont. Her work revolves around the forest and its inhabitants, often incorporating surreal or fantastical imagery.

Polanshek of the Hills

Elizabeth Ricketson

Sarah Rosedahl

Sarah Rosedahl is an artist and recovering software engineer. After working in the high tech industry for 30 years in California and New Orleans,Sarah now lives on a small farm in Vermont where she is inspired by the wildlife and agriculture of the Lake Champlain Islands.Sarah works in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media and especially enjoys painting birds, both wild and domestic.

Sarah is the author and illustrator of “Chickens! Illustrated Chicken Breeds A to Z”, “Chickens! Illustrated Chicken Breeds A to Z Coloring Book”, “Difficult Chickens” and “Difficult Sheep & Friends.”Sarah is illustrator for Sloggers’ Chicken Collection and Cowabella rain boots and garden shoes.

Marilyn Ruseckas

Marilyn’s pastels are created with freedom of gesture and moody, dream-like compositions. With the Vermont landscape as a reference, rich dark and light contrast reveals energetic and colorful designs that encompass many genres from realism to abstract expressionism. Marilyn is inspired by moving through the physical landscape, whether by bike or skis, collecting mental notes about color and shape to bring back to the studio. The fresh air and physical fitness help to bring ideas to life on the page. There is always something different to discover and therefore always something new at the easel.

Marilyn Ruseckas

Kevin Ruelle

Kevin Ruelle lives in the Green Mountains of northern VT. He is the owner of Ruelle Design and Illustration in downtown Burlington. Since 2004, he has been creating a series of faux vintage travel posters. Using uniquely American early 20th century watercolor style in concert with a period airbrush technique, Kevin creates the art deco Vermont poster that nostalgia calls for but adds the perspective that only a Vermonter could have.

Kevin Ruelle Fine Art

Kristen Santucci

Kristen is a self-taught artist. She is “best known for her ethereal and figurative paintings. Kristen’s work has the ability to transport viewers to the space between shadows and light, allowing us to witness the transmutation of luminescence.”

Kristen and her husband moved to Vermont from Florida in 2022. She is inspired by Vermont’s beautiful landscape.

Michelle Turbide

Michelle Turbide creates colorful, narrative images that explore the theme of transformation in the lived experience. Her acrylic and mixed media work is best described as abstract, mysterious dreamscapes with hints of realism.Michelle lives and creates in her home studio in Grand Isle Vermont. She is inspired by the metaphor of nature in parallel with the human journey regarding resilience, spirituality, and empowerment.

Michelle Turbide

Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson’s unique kites are a wonder to see: a menagerie of beasts and birds and an occasional human. These are traditional diamond-shaped kites constructed of brown craft paper on a frame of wooden dowels and fish line. On each Jim uses acrylics to paint a face with eyes staring directly at the viewer, so when in the gallery you have the sense that it is you and not them who is being viewed. Some gaze at you with curiosity, some with pleasure, some with caution, and some seem to stare in judgment. These kites are designed to fly, but few owners dare to take them outside.Those who do fly them report that they take on an even stronger personality when the wind breathes life into them.

Jim Thompson is an educator, musician and artist who has lived most of his life in Montpelier, Vermont. Although he made a few kites in the early 70’s, it wasn’t until March of 2011 that he took up the craft in earnest after a neck injury left him out of work and unable to perform music.Since then he and his kites have been featured in many publications, on radio, and on WCAX TV’s “Made in Vermont” segment.

Jim Thompson Kites

Mermaid Silk, Anna Yanubouskaya

Anna Yakubovskaya was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design. Anna works with watercolors, silk and assorted textiles.

Anna recently moved to Saint Johnsbury, VT and works in her home studio. Prior to relocating to Vermont, Anna had a studio for 10 years at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. Anna also worked as a silk painting instructor at the Art League, also in Alexandria.

Mermaid Silk

Prints and Painting — Artisan's Gallery (2024)


What would be the picture of the world if there were no artists and artisans? ›

Without artists and artisans, the world would lack diverse perspectives, cultural reflections, and innovative creations, leading to a monotonous and stagnant cultural landscape devoid of creative expression and critical reflection.

Are prints of paintings worth anything? ›

There are many factors that can determine the value of art prints – for example, how many prints make up the edition, the artist, the provenance, whether it's signed or not, and of course, the quality of the piece. For example, a print with torn edges is likely to hold less value than a pristine art print.

What is the difference between artist and artisan write your answers in the space provided? ›

Merriam-Webster defines an artist as “a person who creates art (such as painting, sculpture, music, or writing) using conscious skill and creative imagination” and an artisan as “a worker who practices a trade or handicraft”.

What are artisans 4 examples? ›

Artisans are people who have perfected their talents in a particular craft or profession and devote their time and energy to producing one-of-a-kind, handcrafted goods. These arts and crafts can include a variety of disciplines, such as glassblowing, textile design, jewelry design, ceramics, woodworking, and many more.

What is an artisan why do you think the artisans suffered picture 3? ›

An artisan is a skilled manual worker who crafts items that may be functional or strictly decorative. The artisans suffered because the British were extracting very high taxes from them which ruined them economically.

What is the quote about the world without art? ›

A world without poetry and art would be too much like one without birds or flowers: bearable but a lot less enjoyable.

Are old prints worth money? ›

Some old pictures and prints are incredibly rare and valuable, but age is no guarantee of value. There are thousands of 19th century prints on the market, many of which are small decorative bookplates (pages torn out of books) that may be worth a small amount if their subject has commercial appeal.

How do I know if my print is worth money? ›

The value of a print is shaped by factors like quality, notoriety and rarity. The collectability of a print for example, will increase if the image is desirable, the artist is acclaimed or the edition length is limited. If a print run is small, then a print's value is enhanced by its relative rarity.

How do I find out how much my prints are worth? ›

If you suspect that your picture is valuable, take it to a specialist fine art auctioneer, such as Bonham's, Christie's or Sotheby's.

How does an artisan or artist be of great help in our present society? ›

Artists serve society by expanding sympathies and understanding through their art. Artisans contribute to society by creating practical and functional objects.

Why do people tend to confuse artists from artisans? ›

People usually get confused between artists and artisans because they create nearly the same work with artistic value. However, the work of hand of an artisan has a clear functional value and it may not be the case an artwork since the output can be an expression of art itself without having any functional value.

What is an artisan vs artist? ›

An Artist: someone who produces works like paintings or sculpture, or works in the performing arts, or is skilled at a particular task or occupation. An Artisan: someone who is skilled in an applied art, or makes a distinctive product in small quantities.

Is a painter an artisan? ›

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, an artist is “a person who practices any of the various creative arts, such as painting, sculpture, music, or writing, to produce works that are primarily aesthetic in nature.” On the other hand, an artisan is “a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making ...

What is an artisan in art? ›

noun. a person skilled in a utilitarian art, trade, or craft, especially one requiring manual skill; a craftsperson.

What falls under artisan? ›

Artisans include artists, performers, technicians, builders and much more. In today's world, it is no longer unusual to find women entering artisan fields such as welding, boiler making, building, carpentry and more. Artisans are necessary for economic growth in South Africa and around the world.

What would the world look like without artists? ›

Without art, our world would be void of beauty, creativity, and human expression. The absence of art would be felt in every aspect of our lives. We would no longer have music to move us, paintings to inspire us or books and films to entertain us. The world would be stripped of color, texture and vibrancy.

What would happen if there were no artists? ›

In addition, cultural traditions and/or religious ceremonies would not be expressed through movement. Dance would not be performed in theatres, music videos, or on television. We would be a culture that did not value kinesthetic expression, relying solely on verbal expression as a means of communication.

How are artists and artisans important in society? ›

Artists challenge the limits of social criticism, build community, and inspire social change through their innovative approaches to art-making . They have the potential to play a significant role in society's arts and cultural resources, contributing to a major shift in worldview .

What is the importance of artist and artisan? ›

Artisans help us in meeting our basic needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, dwelling, furniture, and kitchen utensils; they craft everything that makes our life easy. The artisan's works are useful, relevant and essential in our everyday life.


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