I have been a creator all my life in a multitude of mediums including oil, fiber, and photography. I have a need to make things and get my hands dirty. I am passionate about skiing and anything old. Also, I love being outdoors.
Over a decade ago, I bought my husband the first two antique toy skiers for Christmas in what has now become an extensive collection of over 100 antique toy skiers from the dawn of skiing (1930's-40's) that I have used as the basis for my current work shown here on Hooey Mountain. These last few years, I have packed up some of my collection and photographed them on site at some of my favorite mountain resorts all over the country.
This fun series with a very specific subject has allowed me to refocus my interests and talents and pair them with something I truly love. Skiing and Art. Additionally, for the past eighteen years, I have actively served on the board of the oldest private ski club in America which sparked my interest in the history of skiing.
I am so happy to be sharing these images and hope they bring you the same joy they bring me.
Specific to my Hooey Mountain work, below is some more info about this body of work and their presence.
Big Sky Arts - Juried Auction February 2021, 2022
RAC's Autumn Juried Show 2021
New Canaan Cares House Tour - Featured artist at the Ponus Ridge Chapel - May 2021
Rowayton Art Center, CT - Juried Holiday Art Show - 2020
New Canaan Carriage Barn Art Show – Group Show 2020
Art in the Windows, Downtown New Canaan, 2020
New Canaan Carriage Barn Fall Art Show – Group Show 2019
Art in the Village, Warren, VT
Three Pears, Dorset, VT
Robert Paul Galleries, Stowe, VT
Oil and Oak, Katona, NY
Rowayton Art Center, Rowayton, CT
Belle Cose, Jackson Hole, WY
Four Seasons, Jackson Hole, Teton Village, WY
Homestead Interiors (formerly Melanie Turner Home), Big Sky, MT
Gallatin Valley Design, Bozeman, MT
The Picket Fence, Ketcham, ID
Teaselwood Design, Ludlow, VT
Cover Photo – Mountain Town Magazine, Colorado Publication, Winter 2020
New Exhibiting Artist Selection - CTPost, New Canaan Advertiser, Rowayton Arts, November 2020
Ski Utah/Visit Utah - Artist spotlight, February 2022
Some Interior Designer Placements
Carol Moore Mink, Beaver Creak, CO (Bespoke Wall Paper)
Abby Heatherington Interiors, Bozeman, Montana
Stephanie Hunt (Flair Hunter), Park City, Utah
Dot & Co. Design, Deer Valley, UT
Melanie Turner Interiors, Big Sky, Montana / Atlanta, Georgia
Erika and Co Interiors, Big Sky, Montana
IBD Design Studio, Breckenridge, CO
Jill Self Design, Park City, Utah
Harker Design, Salt Lake City, UT
Sarah Falso, Manlius, New York
Gallatin Valley Design Group, Bozeman, Montana
Amy Casey, Casey St. John, Edwards, Colorado
Ainsley Hayes Designs, New Canaan, CT
IconMT, Bozeman, MT
Teaselwood Designs, Ludlow, VT
Urbaine Home, Bozeman, MT
Alder and Tweed, Big Sky, MT / Park City, UT
Barclay Butera, Park City, UT
Tahoe Modern, Truckee, CA
Zehren and Associates, Beaver Creek, CO
Moonlight Community Foundation, Big Sky Arts, US Ski and Snowboard Team, Pink Park City – Huntsman Cancer Center, Vancouver Island Avalanche Center Society, SheJumps, Lindsey Vohn Foundation, Protect Our Winters
My recent venture in the art world is and has been based on a photo series of my extensive collection of over 100 antique toy skiers from the dawn of skiing (1930’s and 40’s). The images are taken in snow, high in the mountains at ski resorts across the country, not photoshopped to appear on location. This work showcases the beauty of mountain landscapes with a wink of whimsy designed to draw the viewer in and surprise and delight. I love working at that intersections of time and nature and forcing the viewer to question what is real. I try and create a sense of movement even though none exists. In recent years as our world has been upended, I have expanded on this body of work and created mixed media work art that asks the question if what you are seeing is real. This work brings order to chaos. At a time that is proving to be challenging for so many, my art is fresh and brings much needed joy during these uncertain times.