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The Little Known Bird Painter of Chickadee Valley

Recently I was introduced to the work of Rex Brasher (1869-1960), the little known bird painter, who as a boy vowed to paint every bird in North America. Brasher worked from life and painted birds in their natural habitats. Without any formal art training, Rex painted 3,000 individual birds which included males, females, and juveniles.… Read More


Jurying the CT Regional Scholastic Art Awards

This year, I served as a judge for the 2021 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Awards competition. This program recognizes the best student artists in the state. This was my first time being an official juror, and it was the first time the competition was completely digital. Groups of jurors met in breakout rooms to review student artwork. Talking… Read More


Design Day Trips in Connecticut

Connecticut is known to many as a retreat from the city with cute seaports and classic New England flair, but few know that it’s a design destination, too. We’re partway through summer; have you visited these spots yet? The Glass House Located in New Canaan, this 1,800 square foot modernist glass box was built by… Read More