QUECHEE— The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is proud to present the artwork of two VINS volunteers. Richard Sachs and Betsy Carroll Smith each work in a different medium, photography and painting, respectively. The winter exhibition is presented in the VINS classroom, where both artists’ works—some of which are for sale—will be on display through March 31.
Sachs stated, “Bird photography requires patience and luck more than fancy equipment and knowledge to be successful. Some of my favorites have been captured by chance with a small point and shoot camera.” Sachs added that a trip to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador last year was a “birder’s paradise.”
Betsy Carroll Smith shared that she has always enjoyed drawing and painting as well as exploring the natural world. She explained that her paintings are created from her own direct experiences, sketches, and photos: “ … I hope to convey the thrill and sense of awe that I feel in those moments.”
Betsy Carroll Smith’s artwork also appeared at VINS last fall when she won first place in the Quick Paint Competition held during VINS’ En Plein Air Painting Festival.
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“December Arrival” by Betsy Carroll Smith is part of VINS’ exhibit, which also features photographer Richard Sachs.