Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery is pleased to present an exciting new show titled "Paint Vermont" which pairs new work by Lisa Forster Beach n.w.s. with John Clarke Olson, two of Vermont’s finest landscape painters. Beach and Olson both love the landscape and beauty of Vermont; they seek to capture its varied textural and seasonal changes through the skillful application of their very diverse materials and styles.
The subjects of Lisa Forster Beach’s paintings are varied, ranging from the natural beauty of the Vermont landscape, to architecture shaped by human usage, and finally to the nature of people and forms in nature. What unifies her work is a the strong sense of composition and the elegant interpretation of light. Literal representation is secondary to the character and impression of what is being translated by her brush.
Lisa is a Signature Member in the National Watercolor Society. She was the recipient of the prestigious Vermont Watercolor Society's Best Of Show award in recent years. She has studied extensively with master painters, and holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
John Clarke Olson moved to Vermont nearly 40 years ago to pursue his desire to paint the northern New England landscape. The Connecticut native has been drawing and painting for as long as he can remember. Essentially a self-taught artist, Olson works his oil on board magic both outdoors and on location or in his home studio.
Olson’s paintings capture actual scenic New England buildings, farmlands, and distant mountains in a realistic yet impressionist style. His paintings hang in Vermont galleries, in private collections throughout the United States, in the Canadian provinces, and across the globe. He is an active member of several Vermont art associations and has exhibited throughout northern New England. Olson lives with his wife in Colchester, Vermont..