10 Jun 2015 Windy Mowing Artist Residents

I'm happy to announce the 5 Fellows who have been selected for a 2015 Windy Mowing Residency. Each Fellow will spend 2 weeks in Halifax, Vermont creating work in their respective field. This marks the 6th year of the program and I'm excited to see...

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06 Feb A Thousand Buildings Burned

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]A thousand buildings burned in February of 1904 when a great fire devastated the heart of Baltimore's financial district. Pictorially this historic conflagration provoked my imagination in a major way and inspired me to depict several epic views...

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09 Feb Forester Blue and Friendly Broom Head

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]I just spied a full white moon rising below my tall house. I turned the lights off so I could better appreciate its luminous company the most comforting I have had all day. My day ended with a...

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03 Feb Immense AoA Gratitude

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]I remade my proposal sketch for Marriage : American Split four times in preparation for last Fridays final oral presentation for AoA in Montpelier and it is still very much a work in progress. This theme was one...

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26 Jan Harvey Milk Recruited Me

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last Friday, after running some errands in Northampton, Massachusetts, I discovered that I was an hour away from the showing of Milk at the Pleasant Street Theatre. In November of 1977, when Harvey Milk’s life was cut short...

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23 Jan A Halifax Prima Donna and Theodore Dreiser’s Lover

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Yesterday afternoon, I scheduled a portrait session with Dorothy Christie, who reluctantly agreed to sit for me. She kept insisting that there were others better suited for sketching as, she complained, “I am such an old hag.” She...

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20 Jan Andrew Wyeth’s Passing and N.C. Wyeth’s Demijohn

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]I was profoundly impacted when I learned of Andrew Wyeth’s passing at the end of last week. He was a major influence on my artistic interests, especially as a young boy. I suppose this was because I...

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16 Jan A Portrait of a Fifth-Generation Logging Brother

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Aarin and Sean Dupuis are brothers from a family of fifth-generation loggers. For several months, they will be cutting trees below my house. Before sunrise, I see them drive by on their way to work, and sometimes even...

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14 Jan Hind Paws Spinning & The Shih Tzus of Rubber Lips

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]I remade (for the second time this week) a drawing for the Art of Action, Schools: Inside Roof Trusses. A figure is prominently featured in this composition, and it took me a while to recognize that I needed...

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