Present Masters

Thomas C. Adkins


Thomas C. Adkins is a Southbury, Connecticut and Maine resident and a graduate of Paier College of Art of New Haven. Also completing graduate classes at the School of Visual Arts of New York. He has worked as art director and creative director for some of Connecticut’s and New York’s most prestigious advertising agencies.

 Garin Baker

Garin was born and raised in New York City.  Garin is a realist painter with a strong focus on working from life. His paintings vary from complex multi-figure compositions to simple figure studies.

John Caggiano


John Caggiano was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he studied pre-engineering at Brooklyn Technical High School. He received a BA degree from Brooklyn College and an MFA from Pratt Institute, both with honors. His education was supplemented by courses at The Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Studio and Forum of Stage Design in New York. 

T.A. Charron

Artist and curator, T. A. Charron is a native New Englander who's great grandparents, on both sides, migrated from Canada to the United States before 1900.  Charron was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and was brought up by his parents, on his grandparents farm, in South Attleboro, Massachusetts.


Charron studied with painters Norman Baer and Walter Marks at the Art Institute of Boston and graduated in 1972.  He did additional studies in sculpture at...

Bill Fenske


Ben Fenske grew up in Minnesota. He currently lives in Boston, MA and Italy. He studied at Bougie Studio, Minnesota,  Studio of Joseph Paquet, Minnesota, the Florence Academy of Art and the Russian Academy of Art.
Ken DeWaard
Ken DeWaard  was born in  1962 in Chicago, Illinois and currently lives in Hope Maine.
Ken is strongly inspired by John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, William Wendt, Edgar Payne, Nicolai Fechin, and the Russian Impressionists, Ken finds himself painting an array of subject matter from everyday life. 
Bill Fein


Bill Fein is an artist who enjoys oil painting on location. Bill’s chosen area for his work is New England. Bill paints outside in all seasons and weather conditions. His paintings depict scenes from the mountains and farms of Vermont and New Hampshire to the seascapes of coastal Maine with it’s lighthouses, pounding surf and lobster boats. 

Mike Graves

Michael Graves is a nationally-recognized landscape artist based in central Massachusetts.  As a plein air artist, Graves paints on location, braving the elements, to capture the many moods and temperaments of the natural world.  Over a 30 year career, Graves has received over 70 awards and medals, been featured in a variety of books and publications, and inducted into numerous national art associations.

Tom Heinsohn


From 1957 through 1965, Tommy Heinsohn was a very good player on a great basketball team. The Boston Celtics won seven consecutive championships during that stretch. Heinsohn became Boston’s head coach in 1969, and over the next eight years, the Celtics won five division titles and two more championships. 


Stapleton Kearns
Stapleton lives in New Hampshire. He grew up in Minnesota.  He went to  Minneapolis College of Art & Design and the University of Minnesota.  He studied with artist RH Ives Gammell in Boston, MA. He is a member of the Rockport Art Association. He and other Cape Ann artists frequently paint in the Jeffersonville, VT area.



Michael Labiak


Leonard Michael Labiak had been painting all his life. He was a student of fine art.  He spent many years as a creative/art director in the advertizing field.  Now a full time  artis. His works in oil and watercolor are in great demand in the US, Canada,  Poland and Carribbean. Vermont and New England are two of his favorite places to paint.

Jack Irwin Liberman

Jack lives in Akron, Ohio. He earned a BFA in painting from Kent State University and then studied at the Art Students League of NY with Frank Mason , Everett Raymond Kinstler and Ivan Olinsky. He is a Life Member  of the The Art Students League of NY and other societies including The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center where he has  been an instructor of portrait and landscape painting for over 30 years.

Annually he paints plein aire in the Jeffersonville, Stowe, VT area.

Barbara Lussier

Barbara is a signature member of New England Plein Air Painters,  elected to Hudson Valley Art Association and  the Rockport Art Association.  She is also an elected by jury member of the Academic Artists Association and the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts. 

Leo Mancini-Hresko

Leo was born  in 1981 in Boston, MA. He is an alumni of The Florence Academy of Art, Italy.  He is a talented artist and writer. On his website he calls  his work  "Observational Painting". 

Peter Miller


Peter Miller was born in Long Island, NY. He came to Vermont in 1967 to attend the University of Vermont and since then has made Vermont his home. He has studied under such masters as Dan Greene and Ray Goodbred at the New York Art Students League and under the great portrait artist Robert Brackman. 

T.M. Nicholas


T.M. Nicholas was born in Rockport, Massachusetts in 1963. T.M.grew up admiring the rugged beauty of the northeast coastline of the United States as well as the majesty and diversity of the northern New England landscapes. His father, esteemed painter, Tom Nicholas offered advice and encouragement to his son early on. And over the years T.M. developed his own individualistic style to become the plein-air painter he is today.

John Reilly


Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1942 John Reilly received his early art training at the School of Art and Design in Manhattan, where he studied advertising art. By the age of 23 he operated his own mid-town based sales and promotion agency, eventually expanding the business to service such accounts as Bacardi Rum, Johnson and Johnson, Nabisco, and KLM Airlines.

Eric Tobin


Eric Tobin is a highly regarded and heavily collected landscape painter from Vermont. His style and subject matter have a universal appeal, primarily because of his unique ability to capture the beauty of the moment, the light, and the setting. His love for his native Vermont can be seen in each of his works; they evoke the feelings of the natural setting in which he chooses to paint. All of his work is done outdoors, regardless of time of year, difficult setting, or rapidly changing conditions. Upon viewing his artwork many people find themselves drawn into them and experience the feeling they would have if they were actually present at the time of its painting.

Jack Winslow


Jack and Karen Winslow have been painting side-by-side since 1973, when they began studying oil painting with Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York and in Frank's landscape workshops in Vermont. In 1979, they moved to Vermont and established the Winslow Art Studio. For the past thirty years, they have been producing and selling their paintings through various galleries, and raising their 5 children.

Karen Winslow


Jack and Karen Winslow have been painting side-by-side since 1973, when they began studying oil painting with Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York and in Frank's landscape workshops in Vermont. In 1979, they moved to Vermont and established the Winslow Art Studio. For the past thirty years, they have been producing and selling their paintings through various galleries, and raising their 5 children.

Russian Masters


Master painters came from all over New England, the United States and Internationally to the Jeffersonville Winter Rendezvous 2018. Visions of Vermont Art Galleries was happy to host many fine artists. 

Peter Yesis


Peter Yesis works from his home studio in Searsport, Maine, painting still lifes and rustic scenes of nature in a soft realistic style.   “I enjoy the harmony of color that nature presents to us and I try to enhance that in my work and use color to express my own feelings about a subject.”

George Van Hook


George Van Hook was born and raised in Abington, Pennsylvania, a northern suburb of Philadelphia.  He began painting very early and was able to participate in the vibrant artistic culture of the region.  The family owned a farm in Bucks County, home of the Pennsylvania impressionists, and he became heavily influenced by their fine academic training coupled with a love of the prosaic landscape. 

James Coe

Jim Coe's work is essentially a synthesis of two genres:  his paintings combine his passion for landscape with a finely detailed knowledge of natural history. 

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