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New Show, “Salvage.”

Great news! I just got word that two of my pieces were accepted for an upcoming show at the Chandler Center for the Arts titled “Salvage.” The show features work made from found and repurposed materials and asks “how the reimagining of salvaged parts come together in the work.” Although these works are a departure from the pastel paintings featured on my website, …

How to buy art: Why does it cost so much!?!

“I really love that painting, but is it worth the price?” Have you ever asked yourself this? I have. Prices for original artwork can seem random and mysterious. This is understandable, since many artists price their work based on a variety of factors and aren’t always clear about what those factors are. Time is often the most significant component when …

2015 UVM Outstanding Teacher Award

Thursday I was honored, along with 76 colleagues from around the state, with an Outstanding Teacher award. This award is presented to educators by the University of Vermont’s College of Education & Social Services and Vermont Supervisory Unions & School Districts. There are many educators in my district deserving of this award. I’m forever grateful, feeling both proud and humble to …

How to Buy Art: You Have Good Taste!

You see a work of art. You absolutely love it. You want to buy it. But don’t. Has this happened to you? Me too. And, I think there’re several reasons why. 1) How do I know if the work is actually worth the price the artist is asking? 2) I’m confused about the artists’ pricing structure. What makes one piece more expensive …

New work needs a title!

Fall foliage and long shadows create a striking backdrop for a Vermont church and its village cemetery.

Sidetracked by Photography!

  I haven’t posted in a while; I’ve been sidetracked by the photography class I’m taking. It’s fun learning to use a new medium but I find, as with any subject, the more I know, the more there is to learn. Here’s a shot I feel satisfied with. It was taken up at the Barre Granite Quarries.

“Celestial Bodies”

I’ve been experimenting with mixed media assemblage  (art made by grouping found or unrelated objects). This piece is titled “Celestial Bodies.” I made it from trash collected out of the river near my home–primarily rusted metal and pieces of ceramic. The frame is also a relic left by a previous tenant in my barn. I tried to use as many “found …