When: April 4-May 31 2019
It’s no surprise to learn that Hannah Sessions is a farmer (Blue Ledge Farm goat dairy in Addison County) as well as a painter. She lives, as she puts it on her website, “surrounded by my muses.” That would explain why her current exhibition at Northern Daughters in Vergennes, “Keep It Simple,” is filled with appealing, slightly impressionistic paintings of goats, cows, chickens and other creatures. With thick oils and uncluttered backdrops, Sessions expresses the personalities of the animals without anthropomorphizing, and her affection for them without sentimentality. “We are witness to these wonders every day,” she writes in an artist statement.