Portrait of a Vermont Landscape by Norma Rollet

Portrait of a Vermont Landscape by Norma Rollet

  The paintings in Norma’s Portrait of a Vermont Landscape exhibit that are on display September 1 through October 31 are mostly plein air paintings. When Norma was younger, nature and the outdoors was her refuge backpacking throughout the White Mountains and the High Sierras. Whenever life became difficult, she knew she could find peace in […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: Warren Kimble Shifts From Folk Art to the Abstract

An Artist's Perspective: Warren Kimble Shifts From Folk Art to the Abstract

Warren Kimble may be famous for his contemporary folk art – he is touted as “America’s Best Known Living Folk Artist” after all — but since “retiring” (we use the word loosely as Kimble is as active as ever), he has chosen to explore new artistic horizons, adventuring into the realm of the abstract. Trying […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: Patty Sgrecci and the “Interactive Dance” of Sculpture

An Artist’s Perspective: Patty Sgrecci and the “Interactive Dance” of Sculpture

“I have a linear style that incorporates mixed media, balancing color and form in an interactive dance,” Patty Sgrecci, a Vermont artist and Brandon Artist Guild member, says of her kinetic sculptures, a form of art for which she has won several awards and has placed in juried and invitational art shows. As the name implies, kinetic […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: How Norma Jean Rollet Brings Vibrant Life to the Canvas

An Artist's Perspective: How Norma Jean Rollet Brings Vibrant Life to the Canvas

When Norma Jean Rollet was 12 years old, tragedy struck her family: her eldest sister was diagnosed with terminal lupus. For the next six months, her sister spent all but two weeks of her remaining life at the hospital. Norma took on the responsibility of looking after her five younger siblings and helped her mother, […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: Seeing the Unseen with Photographer Douglas Biklen

An Artist's Perspective: Seeing the Unseen with Photographer Douglas Biklen

Our earliest experiences as children have the power to shape our lives for years to come. For fine art photographer Douglas Biklen, a member of the Brandon Artists Guild who specializes in abstract images, his earliest childhood moments fostered a lifelong love of art — and a life of artistic exploration. Art was alive and well on […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: Robin Kent Explores New Dimensions in Art

An Artist's Perspective: Robin Kent Explores New Dimensions in Art

Sometimes describing one’s own art can be difficult. Traditional forms of art may easily lend themselves to being understood based on history, but contemporary folk art — like that made by Robin Kent — defies description. Throughout her career, Kent has consistently realized that her artwork needs to be seen to be understood. For Kent, the process of developing into […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: How Judith Reilly Went From Quilt Maker to Thread Painter

An Artist's Perspective: How Judith Reilly Went From Quilt Maker to Thread Painter

“Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.” -Brenda Ueland Few people know exactly what inspires them and makes them happy from the get go. Sometimes it takes years of focused effort to finally find out who you are and what you love — and it’s that […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: Realist Artist Mike Mayone on Being Self-Taught

An Artist’s Perspective: Realist Artist Mike Mayone on Being Self-Taught

“Many people who excel are self-taught.” – Herb Ritts It takes passion and dedication to educate yourself to a master level in anything, but when it comes to exceptionally detailed, realistic paintings, one might be inclined to think that receiving a formal education in the medium would be the only way to get there. Painter Mike Mayone proves that wrong. A […]

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An Artist’s Perspective: Dolores Furnari Breathes New Life Into Early American Art Form

An Artist's Perspective: Dolores Furnari Breathes New Life Into Early American Art Form

We are proud to introduce a new blog feature titled”An Artist’s Perspective.” Every week, we will present a profile of one our artists and a sampling of their work so that you may get to know our members better. And who better to start with than our Guild president Dolores Funari? Dolores has two major artistic […]

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