A Day in Vermont
March 26, 2018


East Poultney Noreaster

We’ve had an old fashioned Vermont winter this year, and like most, I’m about ready for spring.

The thing is, Mother Nature dances to her own tune.

As an artist who appreciates truth, integrity, and independence, I gotta respect her whims.

Thanks to my good friend Doug Ferguson for the fine photo reference!

Size: 12X16 (auctioned unframed)
Medium: Oil on panel

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New Show Announcement: Opposites Attract

Gallery at the VAULT, in Springfield Vermont, is proud to present “Opposites Attract”, a show of new work by husband and wife painters Mareva Millarc and Peter Huntoon from March 28 through May 31.

You are invited to the opening reception on Thursday, March 29 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Enjoy some refreshments while meeting Peter and Mareva and seeing how two very different artists create and thrive individually, together.

Mareva Millarc has been a professional artist since 2007. Painting with oil, acrylic, ink and mixed media, her abstract/non-objective works take the imagination on a compelling voyage through each piece. Highlighted by bold line work, organic and geometric shapes and a blend of paint layers, her work offers a versatile approach to the creative potential of each individual painting.

Peter Huntoon has been celebrating the beauty of Vermont in his award winning paintings for over 20 years. A life long passion for art and his native state are evident in his work. His distinctive paintings in oil and watermedia feature strong composition, innovative color, and enthusiastic brushwork. You may have seen Peter’s work in Vermont Magazine, watched him painting on Vermont PBS, or on WXAC’s Made in Vermont series.

For more information please call or visit Gallery at the VAULT, 68 Main Street, Springfield. Open 11 to 5 Tuesday through Saturday. Contact: 802-885-7111, galleryvault@vermontel.net, www.galleryvault.org, www.marevamillarc.com, www.peterhuntoon.com.

And the Winners Are…

As you probably know, each month I draw two random Day in Vermont email subscribers to win a free print of their choice.

Our first winner for March is Michelle Doherty of Rockville, MD. Michelle chose “Here Comes the Sun”, and had this to say…

“It’s my lucky day! I’m so happy to be the recipient of one of your beautiful prints. I have several of your pieces hanging in my house and have purchased others for family members. Although it was difficult, my choice is “Here Comes The Sun.” The gorgeous sunflowers evoke wonderful memories from my childhood in Kansas. Peter’s paintings evoke, for me, the nostalgia of growing up in a small farming community in the Midwest. Although the topography of Vermont is different, the closeness of community, the beauty of nature, and the strength and grace of its people feel the same. How wonderful to start each week with Peter’s beautiful artwork and inspiring commentary from “A Day in Vermont” in my inbox.”

Our second winner is Paula Ottenbreit, of Marysville, WA. Mary chose “Echo Lake Morning”, and had this to say…

“Wow! I am absolutely thrilled to win a print from you! I am an admirer of the state of Vermont, and I am also an admirer of Peter Huntoon’s beautiful work! I’m so fortunate to be chosen as a winner of one of his great prints. It was very difficult to actually make a selection because I do love them all! Thank you!”

40 Responses to “East Poultney Noreaster”

  1. Ellen Karadimas

    Your paintings have made me so homesick for Vermont that I’m now planning a trip north this Spring with friends! You capture the area so well!

  2. Melodie

    A beautiful way to start my day! What a peaceful painting. Congratulations to the winners, too!

  3. Brian Blaine

    Once again I enjoy comparing photo to painting. While the photo says “full-blown nor-easter”, the atmosphere and light of the painting hint of coming storm’s end and the soon to return sun. Love the way your strategic use of red leads the eye from mailbox flag to hazard triangle to door and then up to chimney where natural progession is then to the left through the darkest area in the near tree, across to tree trunks on left and back on down.

    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Brian, yes, that repeating red was “discovered” en-route, and the “exploitation” of it became a critical compositional component. Very often, at least for this artist, that’s how it works. In other words…trust the process.

  4. Cynthia Adams

    Currier and Huntoon! True Vermont! Nostalgic… Signs of Spring soon we hope…

  5. Karla Linder

    I just was looking through all your prints. It is so amazing
    The gift you have for capturing the true beauty what you are painting.
    It’s so hard to choose . Karla Linder

  6. Sonja Walker

    Dear Peter, I LOVE your beautiful paintings! Thank you for the gift that you give in sending your email with your new paintings each week! Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift with our world! God bless you very much!

  7. Christine H.

    What a fun photo reference and I love how you made it your own. I would come to the opening reception but we will be traveling. I will be sure to see the show though…congrats to you both!

  8. Judy Young

    Peter, just letting you know how beautiful your work is. You grasp the look of Vermont as I remember it as a child in Vergennes. I even remember sitting in the window on Main St. and watching the horse-pulled wagons coming into town. That goes way back, but stays in my mind as new…………..Thank you. Judy Young

  9. Joan Ward

    Another beautiful scene! Nothing like Vermont anytime of year!!!

  10. Mike takac

    Great news on the “Opposites Attract” show! Congrats, hope to see you both there Thurs.

  11. Donna Ainsworth

    So excited to see your art show !! All your paintings are fantastic 🙂

  12. Janet Chapman

    Peter, love this painting! I have four of your paintings and enjoy them every single day! It was wonderful visiting with you at your studio last October 2017! My sister and I bought several prints and it was fun going through them, but oh so hard to choose! I am a “Utahn” and I must say, “I left my heart in Vermont”. I’ll be back! I look forward to seeing your work every month. Thanks again, Janet

    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks Janet, please visit again when you return to the Green Mts!

  13. Elizabeth (Libby) Morey

    I live in Rupert VT not far from Poultney and know several people there !
    Thanks for sharing your prints I love them !

  14. Jane Adams

    As a summer resident i never get to see the loveliness of the snow. We pass the Tavern weekly on our way from Lake St Catherine to the transfer station. Thanks for keeping us in Vermont year round.

  15. Peter Huntoon

    Thanks Jane! Maybe this summer take a left to Middletown Springs, to visit my studio after the dump. 🙂


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