The warm, light-filled landscapes of Randolph, Vt., painter Jan Fowler will be on display through June 28, 2018. There will be a reception to meet the artist on Sunday, May 20, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. As always, this is free and open to the public.
The exhibit, entitled "Reverence," features landscapes of Vermont and New England as well as paintings inspired by visits to Europe, Florida and the American Southwest. “After spending several decades designing gardens for individuals and institutions, I returned to painting in oils and have discovered once again a passion for this art form," Fowler said. "I paint what I love: working farmland and barns, animals, the forests and waters of Vermont and beyond. I am fascinated by the patterns formed on the land by farming, by geological forces, by weather and water, by the changing light.”
Since 1977, Fowler has lived in the same 1850s farmhouse in Randolph. Overlooking a working farm, she has watched the ever-changing light and seasons and cycles of activity on the farm.
Art has been woven throughout Fowler’s life beginning as a child with art lessons from instructors descended from the famed Brown County Art Colony of Southern Indiana. These impressionistic roots inform her painting style today, which features colorful, loose brush-work. She is an outdoors person, loving to garden, hike and snowshoe, and has felt most at home in nature her entire life. Her sense of awe for the land is evident in this display of her artwork.