"I love to bring beauty into the world by painting. I am an avid skier and hiker and enjoy finding ethereal beauty when out adventuring. I love to capture the essence of Vermont in oils and watercolors.
Plein air painting (French for open air) is how I create my watercolors. I find fresh spontaneity by painting what my eye directly sees. When traveling I bring my paints to record the natural world.
Oil painting is my other muse. The intensity of the pigments and the fluidity of the medium lends itself to dramatic effects. I prefer my studio for oil painting and create my designs from studies, color theory, and invention.
I was born in Hanover, NH in 1978 and grew up in the Upper Valley Region. Art and skiing were early interests for my twin sister, Saskia and I.
I earned my BFA from the University of Maine. Having seven generations of Mainers before me, going to school there was enriching. The great State of Maine, is big, beautiful, and diverse. This was also the time in my life that I fully mastered the Zen of skiing telemark.
Before graduating I spent 9 months in Florence, Italy studying under Silvia Fossati at Studio Giambo. I was immersed in fresco painting, mosaics, wheel, hand-building, maiolica decoration, and glass fusion.
I have continued painting throughout my career of being an artist. I have completed many commissions; murals, paintings, mosaics, stained glass, and Italian plaster finishes.
Teaching has been a way to give back to people. My sister and I wrote many grants to bring youth mural projects to schools and community centers. I have worked at 7 different art centers teaching a myriad of subjects to all ages from Maine to Hawaii.
I lived in Hawaii for 2 years. Lanai is a rural island, making it an amazing place to live, paint, and fall in love. The lure of changing seasons and our families brought us home to New England. My husband and I bought a ski in ski out condo at Bolton Valley Resort in Vermont.
I have had my Fine Art Studio for seven years, it is located on the back side of Black Cap Coffee on Main Street in Stowe, VT."
Northwood Gallery currently carries a variety of Natasha's work: cards, matted prints, canvas prints, magnets and originals are all available.
Polanshek of the Hills
Jess Polanshek spent most of her childhood moving throughout the cities and forests of Florida and Vermont. Along with traditional art education, she spent time traveling overseas which has been a great influence on her artistic progression. Within these different environments, Polanshek's art has always revolved around elements of northern forests and the creatures that inhabit them.
Focusing on high detail and loose realism, her art has evolved into an illustrative and whimsical style with a strong focus on the beauty and intricacies of the natural world.
Polanshek started her business in 2013 in an effort to make a living by doing what she loves in her natural habitat- a woodland studio.
Here at Northwood Gallery we carry many varieties of Polanshek's work including her cards, prints, framed prints, originals, stickers, notebooks and pocket mirrors.
Brian Hewitt Kind Art
Brian Hewitt is a self-taught oil painter in North Bennington, Vermont. His work is described as vibrant realism with a little twist. Brian began painting in earnest in 2011 when he was "between jobs" as a marketing professional and staying with his aging father to help him through the winter. Well the "between jobs" became the end of a career and the beginning of becoming a full time artist. He often paints with an arc which many refer to as fisheye. "I feel it gives the painting depth and movement but it does add a whole new level of difficulty. People often ask if it 'is how I see things' and I say "no, it is how I would like to see things." Brian also spends a lot of time working on clouds. The vibrant colors and contrast can give the paintings a different feel in different kinds of light. "I often suggest to clients to consider how a painting looks in a different light as the light is constantly changing."
Ruelle Fine Art
Kevin Ruelle of Ruelle Fine Art is a painter and illustration artist located in Burlington, Vermont.
Northwood Gallery carries all of his Faux Vintage Vermont Travel Posters.
Print info: Printed with archival inks on archival paper & canvas.
Sweet Enemy Art
Kristin Richland of Sweet Enemy Art is a painter living in Underhill, Vermont. She holds a BFA in painting from the Maine College of Art, where she also fell in love with experimental drawing techniques, printmaking and sculpture.
Animal imagery is a constant theme through her work.
After landing a home with a studio in the woody hills of Vermont, Kristin officially began her business under the name Sweet Enemy Art. A moniker bestowed by her guy who "suffered" from her work-related excess of pies and cakes back in the day, it also perfectly suits her themes: sweet but a little edgy.
Hilary Ann Love Glass
Hilary Glass is an illustrator in Northfield, Vermont.
"I grew up in Vermont and have been drawing persistently since I was five years old. In my early works I focused mainly on drawings of princesses (not kidding, hundreds of princesses). Since then I have worked with many different subjects and mediums and fallen squarely for realistic pen and ink illustration techniques and all forms of printmaking. My experience is primarily in intaglio etching but I intend to incorporate more letterpress, woodcut and silkscreen into my skill set as I continue to create.
My imagery explores the nature and relationships of creatures both real and imagined, all rendered in extreme detail and narrative in their postures and expressions. I believe creatures, if you let them, can lend their strength and imagination to your own daily struggles. They are protectors and story tellers; fantastical, vulnerable, brave and unapologetic."
Theresa Somerset of Precision Studio Decorative Eggs is an artist in Essex Junction, Vermont.
"The eggs that are used in this batik method are Quail, Pullet, Chicken, Duck, Turkey, Goose, Emu, Rhea and Ostrich eggs. Most of these are from local sources. The eggs are blown, washed and dried. The design is drawn on with beeswax and a “Kitska” and then dyed with each successive color. The wax is then melted off to reveal the design. Since dyes are not inherently colorfast, the finished egg is given coats of a hard MSA solvent based acrylic gloss varnish with a Ultra-violet inhibitor. It is still advisable to keep them from direct sunlight.
I am self -taught with the help of many publications over the years and examples by other artisans in the field. As my collection of tools and non-traditional dyeing techniques continued to become more refined, the pysanky have become more intense and delicate. I am especially pleased that most of my egg designs have left the traditional realm, and have become art objects unto themselves.
I am currently a member of the International Egg Art Guild, and World Egg Artists Associated among other egg decorating organizations and have recently written for and have been featured in the“Linda Martin Egg Designs- Art of the Eggshell” publication. I am currently represented by three Vermont Galleries and my work is shown all year round, and am also an instructor for the Pysanky USA Retreat in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and an attendee at the Pysanky in the Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas."
"I spend my time (when not traveling) between Killington and North Hero. The best of both worlds.
My artistic inspiration comes from the beauty found in Vermont, the magnificent views of Mount Mansfield that I see from my window at our summertime waterfront house in North Hero, as well as the beauty of Killington covered in a blanket of snow."
"I started painting with soft pastels 20 years ago as a hobby of sorts-inspired by some artistic friends. I am now painting more... and I am developing an "online presence" to help people locate my work and also to offer an online store to buy my original art, cards and prints for all to enjoy.
I am a student of light and color and I think pastel is the perfect medium to explore the landscapes of Vermont and Cape Cod in particular."
Jennifer Lenox has called Vermont home for the past 14 years, and her artwork continues to be inspired by the constantly changing beauty of the outdoors here in the Green Mountain State. She is especially drawn to trees and the beautiful, perfectly imperfect, nuances of nature.
Jennifer graduated from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY in 2001 with a degree in studio art and art education. She went on to teach art in the city of Rochester, and then at Poultney Elementary School here in Vermont.
After taking a few years off to raise her young kids, Jennifer rediscovered her passion for creating, and began drawing and painting daily. She specializes in custom artwork, and especially enjoys making ink drawings and acrylic paintings of homes for clients all over the country. Currently, Jennifer resides in Bomoseen, VT with her husband and two sons.
Vermont Center for Integrated Herbalism
VCIH in Montpelier, Vermont put together this community-sourced coloring book.
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing healthcare resources grounded in Nature. Our work brings clinical herbalism to community practice through the weaving of science, spirit and grassroots activism. We provide one of the nation’s most extensive clinical training opportunities in herbal medicine, rooted in deep connection with the plants and place.
We envision a world in which herbs return to a central role in the daily rhythms of home and community life. We believe that herbal medicine has the power not only to heal the individual, but also to address the broad dysfunctions in our culture that have at their root a deep disconnection from Nature. Even as individuals become more empowered and knowledgeable in self-care, we recognize the need for well-trained practitioners to address more complex health concerns and to help identify other useful therapies, both conventional and traditional. Ultimately, we seek to bring about a system of healthcare wherein primary care is Nature-based and practiced in the home; the tools of technological medicine serve as secondary resources; and the herbalist acts as a bridge between the two. This model ensures the individual’s central role, utilizes the simplest and least invasive treatments, and emphasizes the co-evolutionary and interdependent relationship between humans and our environment.