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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, Family, Galleries

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