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Winter is Here...Two Views
Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery in Stowe is pleased to announce the opening of a new show titled "Winter is here...Two Views."
Featured artists in this show are Cape Ann, Masachusetts artist Donald Allen Mosher, and Vermont Artist Marilyn James. While they both paint beautiful and compelling Vermont landscapes in oil, their styles and finished artworks could not be more different. We think this contrast creates a fascinating opportunity to contemplate the range of talented artists to be found in New England!
MARILYN JAMES is a diverse and talented artist. Over the years she has painted realistically in oil, watercolors, and now her chosen medium is water-based oil on canvas. Her work captures the essence of Vermont - more specifically the beautiful landscape and many species of trees that surround us in the spectacular Green Mountains. Her water-based oil paintings are a result of combining what is seen and felt, as she observes the world both “from her window” and on travels throughout the region. She uses complimentary colors in flat planes to move the viewer through the painting, defining and accentuating the shapes and patterns of light found in nature. There is a simplicity to her paintings which is a result of a conscious effort in recent years to simplify all things in life.
She comments on her current style: "A few years ago my desire to simplify life carried over into my painting. I find the freedom of letting my mind take over a chosen subject, not being tied up in details or duplication of the subject, while playing with the paint on the canvas; This was incredibly exciting, and lead me to where I am today."
DONALD ALLEN MOSHER paints landscapes in oil. His paintings are beautifully composed, somehow capturing both the broad expanse of the Green Mountains and the essence of life in this rugged countryside. He starts his paintings in the field as preliminary compositions, then moves to the studio to insert the fine detail that all of his paintings exhibit.
A descendant of ship builders from Nova Scotia and farmers from Maine, Don Mosher is naturally drawn to the power of the sea and the tranquility of the New England countryside. Don has won over 200 awards for his work. He has been featured in several national publications including Yankee and American Artist Magazine. His paintings hang in the numerous public and private collections throughout the United States and abroad including the Peabody Museum, Portland Art museum, and the State House in Boston.