Thursday, September 3, 2009
"Painting New England - Preserving the Landscape"
David and Pam Lussier are landscape painters based in Woodstock, Connecticut. They have just launched a project that will last at least three years to call attention to the loss of New England's historic landscapes to development. They plan to work with various land preservation groups and to paint plein air in all 67 counties of the region, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
They will be working with journalist Gail Braccidiferro MacDonald, who will write about the local history and characteristics of each area. When they finish, they will publish a book entitled Painting New England - Preserving the Landscape and hold a traveling exhibit of the best paintings completed during this time.