Arts, Dining & Entertainment

VINS presents the work of watercolor artist, Amy Hook-Therrien

Jan. 12-March 31—QUECHEE— The Vermont Institute of Natural Science presents the work of watercolor artist Amy Hook-Therrien in the Nature Center from Jan. 12-March 31. Viewing of the exhibition is included with general admission.

Amy Hook-Therrien is a native Vermonter, originally from Chelsea. Growing up, she was surrounded by nature and adventure. She graduated from Randolph Union High School with a passion for art. She went onto college at the University of Maine in Orono majoring in fine art with a focus in sculpture and painting. After graduating with a BFA from UMaine, she moved back to Vermont and she and her husband bought a house in Windsor. When she is not creating art Amy loves to travel, hike, garden, and spend time with her family.

Said Hook-Therrien, “I love painting with watercolor. When I first started working with the medium it made me nervous not to be able to control it, but in time, I learned to love the uncontrollable chaos of it. I use fine white lines and ink to help contain the paint in certain areas. I mix my paint loosely so that it separates slightly giving the painting texture. I love to paint things from nature – waterfalls, trees, plants, stones – it allows me to be freer in my painting style, and nothing ever looks the same in nature. You can fall in love with the imperfect, a flower missing a part of its petal, a tree with a broken branch. Painting in nature is always exciting, and exploring it is my passion.”

VINS is located at 149 Nature’s Way, Quechee. For more information, visit

Photo courtesy VINS

“Hartland Birch” by Amy Hook-Therrien.

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