Over Memorial Day weekend, the girls and I went to Vermont to enjoy the clean air and check out some artist's studios. It was also the "at long-last" grand opening of my brother's studio.
He had a successful weekend, made lots of friends and connections, and some money as well! He did demonstrations on the pottery wheel, so I *finally* got to see him throw a pot after all these years!! I love his work, and he gets better all the time! If you are ever in the Rutland area, make sure you stop by and check out his stuff!
Pit-fired hand-burnished pots
On our journey we saw tons of pottery and jewelry, some painter/printmakers, a couple of galleries, a wonderful woodworker, and a lady who was as cute as a button named Nancy Benoit . She makes beautiful shoes by hand in a cute little tiny workshop.
There was also a woman who painted and sold Equine art, so you KNOW C and I had to check her out. Her name is Terry Lindsey . She not only paints and sculpts horses but its also a dealer for some wonderful Equine artists.
Racing Dreams - Oils
A new one I discovered was Katie Upton I couldn't afford one of her prints or paintings, but I bought a calendar you can use every year. Her art is great!
White Horse # 40
Our last visit was at the Torak Studios. They are the nicest couple, they both are very talented and successful painters, they make their own paint! I felt I could of sat down with a bottle of wine and talked to them all night. They were so enthusiastic, and very encouraging. It was the highlight of our trip.
Sunny Side up - Oil on linen Elizabeth Torak
Silent Symphony - Oil on linen Thomas Torak
We did manage to enjoy the gorgeous outdoors as well, we hiked "White Rocks" in Wallingford, quite the hike up, but what a view!
It was a great weekend, I've been inspired to pick up my brush again and start one of my "waiting list" paintings. Also, a big thanks to my friend C who drove us all over creation and back again!