December Gallery: Gourdgeous Art and Acrylic on Slate
The December the Gallery at the Garden will feature gourd art by Terry A. Carter and paintings and etchings by Maureen Mansfield.
Opening: Thursday, Dec. 1st 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Terry A. Carter started drawing early, as soon as she could pick up a pencil. She drew on “everything”! Her folks had the presence of mind to start sitting her at a desk almost daily with a stack of paper, which she’d quickly fill up with my early “doodles”.
Terry attended The Art Institute of Boston for a year before the art & political movement of that era took her. She traveled, free-lanced, and courted adventure for the next decade before returning to her New England roots.
Settling in Brattleboro Vermont she resumed her involvement with theatre, dance, writing, as well as drawing and painting.
Terry prefers’s using natural subjects… landscapes… still life’s… and people caught in the act of “the everyday”. Growing up rich in Yankee and her own family’s New England history, she honors her past by using traditional and timeless methods of composition. Complimentary colors are often used for depth perception, a clean geometric line to emulate a more Early American Style.
Terry’s work is contemporary, but with the resonance of a more pure, and simple time in history.
For more information visit: www.trycarter.com.
A piece of Vermont history
Maureen Mansfield combines Vermont history and art, by painting local scenes and items of interest of on gathered pieces of Vermont roofing slate, Guilford Vermont slate, and other hand-cut pieces. This collection also includes etchings, which is a new venture for Maureen.
Beginning her journey in art as a teenager in the rural setting of Poughkeepsie, New York, Maureen began by creating charcoal sketches of the beauty in the Hudson Valley. Inspired and encouraged by her mother, Maureen’s love for art grew as she continued to develop her skills using oil and acrylic paints. She continued to develop and broaden her artistic skills by paying homage to landscapes of the Adirondack Mountains, the northwest coast, and southwestern part of the country.
Maureen’s is a self-taught artist. Her love for art and her mom’s encouragement has kept her passion for art alive. Maureen’s artwork is primarily in private collections throughout the United States. She gathers her inspiration from the countryside, and delve’s into the beauty of Mother Nature by capturing moments of splendor.