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End of Winter – Windsor Birch

I love painting birches in winter. Any color that they may have from scrapes or peeling bark really pops against the white. I was hoping to capture the feel of the cold air in my painting. Hopefully getting the viewer to feel the chill. When I am matting and framing a painting I will use painters tape to keep the piece a 1/4″ smaller all around. I do this so that you see the entire work, I don’t like to have anything cut off by the mat.

 

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Lyme, NH Birches

Here is a look at my Lyme, NH birches watercolor. When I paint I use real trees to paint from, I learn something new from each tree I paint. I like to know that these trees are out there, and that I happened to stumble upon them. This piece is 6″x12″, mounted on wood panel & has an oak frame made by Alex. I am so excited that this piece sold at the Quechee Balloon Festival this year. This is one of my favorite pieces I have ever done!

 

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A Little Bit About Me!

I am Amy Hook-Therrien, a native Vermont artist living in Windsor, Vermont. I went to The University of Maine in Orono, where I received a BFA focusing in painting & sculpture. I met my husband in a painting class, and after we graduated I dragged him back to Vermont with me. We have two dogs Goose & Possum, they are both Australian Shepherd mix rescues. We also have two bunnies named Sprout & Sage.

I have always loved art, and I was always creating something. It didn’t matter what the subject or medium was, I just had to make something, anything. Right now I focus on primarily on watercolor paintings, with pen work. I am a bit obsessed with birch trees, and dead beech leaves. I love going to walks or hikes and finding something new to paint.

I have been a juried member of the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association since 2014. I have recently just become a member of the Vermont Hand Crafters this year. I am currently in a few galleries, Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes, Artisans’ Gallery in Waitsfield, Rock Art Brewery in Morrisville and Spirit Wind Gallery in New Mexico. I am always looking for new galleries to show my work. Basically I am trying to get my name out there.

So there is a little bit about me!

-Amy Hook-Therrien