THE GIFT OF MEMORIES —A Christmas gift to a son for his new home. This pond was where he had shared wonderful memories of fishing with his grandfather, and winter activities with his family. Not having any summer pictures of the pond, I went to photograph it after a new snowfall and offered them choices of potential images. They were thrilled with the result.
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SONGS FOR SAINT GAUDENS —Commissioned by a Vermont a cappella group to bring as a gift to their French sister chorus who hosted and performed with them in the Loire Valley during the summer of 2013. This scene was chosen because it was the location of a previous concert with the French chorus during their visit with Vermont chorus in 2010.
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WHOSE WOODS THESE ARE —Some moments are so quiet, peaceful and lovely. This one was especially so because the hikers were the first ones on the snow covered trail, or so they thought until they saw bear tracks! A memorable experience that they wanted to treasure.
WELCOME TO A WORLD OF DELIGHT —Staff members wanted to celebrate their director’s retirement with a gift of one of my paintings and asked that I create one depicting her beautiful gardens, which she loves. It was early in the season so I had to work with photographs, from which I created an interpretation of the beauty that she has nurtured and created, with more to come as she enters this exciting phase of her life.