A solo show of about two dozen pieces by photographer Allison Clayton, of North Thetford, Vt., is to be on display at the Tunbridge Public Library in Tunbridge, Vt., from Aug. 29 until Nov. 3, 2018. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 2-4 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Clayton grew up in Chelsea, Vt., and is a 1998 graduate of Chelsea High School. She has always been a lover of the arts, spending countless hours with a paintbrush, pencil, or camera in hand. In 2016 she received a camera as a gift from her parents and rediscovered her passion for photography.
It is not uncommon for Clayton to leave the house in the morning with her camera, and not return until bedtime. She loves traveling the back roads of Vermont, and all over New England, in search of photo opportunities. Her love of animals and nature is obvious when looking at her photographs.
In 2016 she was given an opportunity to show her work at Isabell's Cafe in East Thetford. She also had a show in the gallery at Gifford Hospital in Randolph, Vt., in 2018. Several of her photographs have been published in the "Valley News," and also featured on Instagram. She started vending at several local craft fairs this past winter and has been scheduling more for this coming winter.
Clayton is currently working, taking classes at Community College of Vermont and vending at local farmer’s markets. She lives in North Thetford with her husband Timothy Smith.