Ken Packie generously donated the “crocodile” sculpture for the Grand Garden Display. Ken is a wood sculptor residingin the Berkshire Hills of Western, MA. Ken uses chainsaws, chisels, and fire to create his art. Ken’s inspiration starts at home and is fueled by the Berkshires. “Whenever I’m in the woods or on the water, I try to absorb it all and my mind is constantly creating that next piece. Ideas are everywhere when you actually slow down to look, listen, and feel……something that can be difficult for some, but possible for all. I try to capture those small details for all to enjoy in my carvings”. Ken is the winner of the 2012 Huskycup World Championship Mulda Germany Award. For more information about Ken visit www.kfpackie.com.
Look for Area Artists Painting Live in the Grand Garden Display!
Ginny began her career as an artist at a very early age, decorating her parent’s furniture and walls with her lively crayon drawings. She was told that paper wa a more acceptable surface on which to create pictures and has since been pleased to find that people enjoy her work.
Born in Adelaide Australia, she has lived in Japan and many states along the Eastern Seaboard, from Florida to Massachussetts, settling in Vermont 1989.
Ginny graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1986 with a BFA in illustration. She has been a freelance illustrator for over 30 years with clients including Harper Collins Publishers, the W.S. Badger Co., Gardener’s Supply, Sleeping Bear Press, Garlic Press and the Vermont Teddy Bear Co., among many others.
She is a member of the Vermont Watercolor Society and teaches watercolor classes to beginners and advanced students through programs in Colchester and Hinesburg, VT as well as in her home studio. She lives with her very talented daughter, Lucie Stein and their cute but ferocious Scottie dog, Ringo at historic Fort Ethan Allen.
“I have always been drawn to intricately patterned objects, natural and manmade, from butterfly wings, vibrant flowers and complicated seashells to European and Oriental porcelain, pastries, shoes, and eve the humble apple core”. Learn more about Ginny at www.ginnyjoynerstudio.com.
Reed Prescott, Prescott Galleries at Verde Mountain
Reed is the owner and operator of Prescott Galleries at Verde Mountain in Bristol, Vermont. Reed feels that sharing art includes the process as well as the piece. Seen painting in halls of schools, at Basin Harbor or in his store front window allows the public to witness the whole creation process. Known for his oil paintings, book illustrations and two winning Vermont Duck Stamp competition his work can be found in public and private collections around the world. To learn more about Reed please visit www.prescottgalleries.com. You can visit Reed in Booth #42.
Shanley is a native Vermonter and has been painting in watercolor for over 25 years. She has participated in many juried festivals and art shows where she has won awards for her work. She has been an “On the Grounds Artist” for the Shelburne Museum as well as a five year participant in the Burlington Center for the Arts juried Artist Market at City Hall Park.
Her business is known as Vermont H’Art under which she sells her original work and prints. Her miniature-framed prints can be found in specialty gift shops throughout Vermont.
Shanley also enjoys teaching watercolor painting and encourages others to do art of any medium. Visit Shanley in Booth 38 or visit www.vermonthart.com.