About Hooey

 

About Hooey

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 fourteen 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.

Education

Union College, Schenectady, NY: Studied photography with Martin Benjamin.

Additional course work:
Parsons, NY, NY
The New School, NY, NY
FIT, NY, NY
Silvermine Art School, New Canaan, CT

Specific to my Hooey Mountain work, below is some more info about this body of work and their presence.

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Art Shows

RAC's Autumn Juried Show 2021

New Canaan Cares House Tour - Featured artist at the Ponus Ridge Chapel -  May 2021

Big Sky Arts - Juried Auction February 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

 

Gallery wall in Stowe on Hooey Mountain photos

 

Galleries

Robert Paul Galleries, Stowe VT

Art in the Village, Warren, VT

Oil and Oak, Katona, NY

Rowayton Art Center, Rowayton, CT

 

 

Some Press

Cover Photo – Mountain Town Magazine, Colorado Publication, Winter 2020

Artist Article, Explore Big Sky, March 2020 (LINKED)

New Exhibiting Artist Selection - CTPost, New Canaan Advertiser, Rowayton Arts, November 2020

 

Interior Designer Placements

Abby Heatherington Interiors, Bozeman, Montana

Katy Allen Interior Design, Vail, Colorado

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

 

 


Some Donations

Moonlight Community Foundation, Big Sky Arts, US Ski and Snowboard Team, Pink Park City – Huntsman Cancer Center, Vancouver Island Avalanche Center Society, SheJumps

Artist Statement:

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 the last year, I have expanded on that original photo series by creating new work (both digital collages and mixed media) as our world was upended. These new works explore what it means to be a skier (or human) during a global pandemic, social unrest, and global warming. It asks the question if what you are seeing is real. This work brings order to chaos and adds additional layers to the experience of my vintage toy images. In a year which is proving to be challenging for so many, my art is fresh and brings much needed joy during these uncertain times. 

 

Hooey Mountain Press Article in Explore Big Sky