April 20 through Open Studio Weekend May 27 and 28
An artist reception is planned for Sunday, April 30 from 2-4 pm
Susan’s primary muse is Vermont’s natural world. The work reflects her “love of botanical watercolor, my bottomless affection for birds, and a need to release via art, the intensity of my affection for the landscapes of my native state.” She has collaborated with a number of institutions that seek to protect the natural world such as The New York Museum, The National Science Foundation, The Vermont Community Foundation, the American Chestnut Foundation, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, and many local land trusts. She also has several paintings hanging in the Vermont State House.
Amanda calls her paintings contemplations: “contemplations on the textures, colors, forms and sensory experiences of the world around me and on the thoughts that they inspire”. She is a master at “lost and found edges,” the exploration of the blending of edges between image and reflection. She says ”Watercolor is the perfect medium to explore the morphing of form”. Amanda has participated in exhibitions around the state, is a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society and was recently featured in the Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery in 2016.