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Littles – Leaf Litter

In February I applied for an emerging artist exhibition at the Long River Gallery in White River Junction, VT. I had an idea to create what I call littles, 4″x4″ watercolor/pen & ink paintings mounted on wood panel. I wanted to create 72 of these pieces and hang them all together so they can be separate or make a larger piece. I wanted them to look as if they went together, but would stand on their own as well.

When I am walking through the woods, or anywhere really I tend to look at the ground and try to spy something interesting. When I thought of this project I thought this might be a fun theme to work with. So I did it, I created 72 littles that were images of the ground. Mostly leaf litter at different stages of the year. Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter.

Now that I had all of the littles painted, I needed a proper way to hang them that created a larger piece. I went to my husband on this, and we put our ideas together and came up with way to display all 72 of my littles.

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This project taught me patience, and now I know that I can create a crazy project and complete what I set out to do. At times I thought I never, ever want to see another leaf again but I was able to stick with it. My littles are currently for sale at Long River Gallery, stop in and check them all out if you get a chance!

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About Me, Artist Couple, Beech Leaves, Birch Trees, en plein air, Festivals, Galleries, Process, Solo Exhibition

Vermont Institute of Natural Science

I am so excited to have my work showing at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) in Quechee, VT. I have always been an admirer of the work they do there. They are known for their rehabilitation of birds who have been injured, so that they can be released back into their natural habitat.  The birds that have injuries that prevent them from being released are cared for by loving employees.

I have my work hanging in the pavilion where educational programs and bird encounters are held. My work will be hanging from January 12th 2019 to March 31st 2019. All of the pieces that are hanging are new, and have never been shown in another gallery or show. The Owl Festival will be February 23rd 2019 and 24th 2019, a wonderful weekend for owl lovers! Stop in and check out my work if you are there!

All of the pieces that I have on display are original watercolor/Pen & Ink paintings that are mounted on wood panels. My husband Alex Drew made all of the amazing custom oak frames. They have a matt varnish to help protect the paintings. Watercolors should never be placed in direct sunlight, the UV rays will fade the pigments over time.