Know Your Paper

April 29, 2014 Events

In the last posting we briefly discussed the archival qualities of the pigments we use here at Moosewalk. Pigments can have the best permanence rating possible but if they are not used on an archival surface (in our case paper) they will deteriorate very quickly. Inexpensive, non-archival papers such as those used in newspapers, magazines, basic […]


A Question of Permanence

April 21, 2014 News

Despite the undeniable appeal and history of the medium, watercolors and fine art prints have long been considered stepchildren to the medium of oil. Why? In part, because oil was long considered the superior vehicle for executing permanent works of art which isn’t strictly true. Perhaps the primary reason for watercolor’s and print’s lesser gallery […]


Abstract to Photo Realism

April 7, 2014 News

Yesterday afternoon I had the privilege of attending a gallery reception at the Festival Gallery in Waitsfield, VT. Among the outstanding works of art on display was a stunning abstract painting by Amanda Amend of Burlington, VT. Listening to her describe the planning/painting process was very enlightening, especially for those among us who are representational […]


An Abundance of Art

March 30, 2014 Community

“Always Open” – Roarke is one of 28 artists participating in THE GATHERING. How fortunate we are to live in a Valley where we have the opportunity to enjoy such an abundance of art. Among the numerous galleries, studios and exhibit venues scattered across the landscape of the Mad River Valley are two galleries curated by the […]


Planning For the Future

March 23, 2014 Community

When Roarke and I decided to settle in the hills of Vermont it was for two reasons – the incredible skiing and the dynamic arts scene. For the past number of years I have been serving as president of the Valley Arts Foundation, the parent organization of the annual Vermont Festival of the Arts celebrated […]


Artists And Reality

March 17, 2014 News

Frequently a visitor to Moosewalk Studios and Gallery will ask “Where is that?” This is a question that I find very difficult to respond to because the place as pictured in the painting may not exist at all, especially as pictured. Very seldom do I find a location for a landscape painting to my liking […]


Busy Days AT Moosewalk

March 12, 2014 Community

It may be snowing outside but here at Moosewalk we are active in the studio and gallery while anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring and the opening of Lincoln Gap for the summer season. We have been busy creating new and exciting art work and entertaining visitors who contact us for appointment visits. However, we […]


‘Grand Illumination’ Coming to Waitsfield

November 20, 2013 Community

Historic Waitsfield Village is the place to be on Friday, November 29, 5:00 pm,  when residents and merchants celebrate the ‘Grand Illumination’. Thousands of glimmering lights will turn the Village into a shimmering wonderland the likes of which have never been seen in the area. Inspired by a Christmas television commercial originally created in Waitsfield […]


Gary To Demo At Gruppe Gallery

October 27, 2013 Community

The Emile A Gruppe Gallery is presenting a ‘talking demonstration’ by Gary on November 2 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Gary is planning on demonstrating and discussing the various watercolor painting techniques he is using on work currently in production. An exhibition of his work will be on display (until November 17) in the gallery. […]


Gary At Emile A. Gruppe Gallery

October 14, 2013 Community

The current show at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho, Vermont features 25 new paintings by Gary. A full year in the planning, the all landscape show focuses on the Vermont scene in all four seasons of the year with many of the paintings depicting older barns and farm structures that are in decay […]