Barstow’s is a small family owned business and we are committed to supporting other local farmers, local crafters, and local artists. Our walls are reserved for the art of local painters, sketchers, and photographers – giving us a beautiful and unique perspective on the area that we live and love. Visit us to enjoy lunch, soak in the rural views, and view the local art of your creative neighbors!
Are you interested in becoming our Featured Artist? Contact us!
Our current Featured Artist is Karen Dawson
October 1 - December 30
About the Artist
Painter Karen Dawson maintains her home base and art studio in Burlington Vermont. Originally from Melrose Mass, she went to the University of Vermont in 1973 to study art and agriculture at UVM and starting putting down roots. She has owned and operated an art studio in a neighborhood near the shore of Lake Champlain since 1989. However, she claims to do her best work while traveling, which until recently, she did fairly regularly.
The art works are based in the land, always beginning outdoors. Whether agricultural, nature, cityscape, or non-representational, Dawson’s primary focus, after identifying a good painting location, inevitably goes to the more formal issues such as perspective, movement, line, shape, color, texture. But almost equally important is to achieve some degree of accessibility in the work, something that invites connection.
More paintings, drawings and stained glass is available at Lakeside Gallery and Art Studio, 58 Wright Ave. Burlington, VT. For appointment please call 802-865-1208. Normally one can view a representative sample of paintings, drawings and stained glass design at Karendawson.com. Recently a Russian poker site has hijacked the web address, so best to try to visit in person.
In addition, Dawson owns and operates Seventh Horizon Design Company which features notecards carried in this store!
“It’s all about connection—connection with nature, with each other and with ourselves.”