The Jackson Gallery presents paintings and wood-block prints by. Her dynamic compositions are created as she works from photographs of fish landed by family and friends. She finds her greatest creative inspiration in memorializing great fishing memories.
A native Vermonter, Allenson has been exploring the worlds of art and nature since childhood. Sunday afternoons spent exploring mountain berry patches and streambeds while her father fished, and summers working on a myriad of art projects conducted by her mother laid the foundation for a love of creating based on the natural world.
As a graduate of Saint Michael’s College, with a concentration in Printmaking, Courtney began making nature-inspired prints from home. Her first trout print was carved in 2008, alongside birds, flowers, and mushrooms. However, as her time fishing has increased in recent years, so has the quantity of fishing-inspired art pieces.
The show will open with a reception for the artist on Friday, March 13 from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibit will remain on display through April 12. The Jackson Gallery is located in the lower level of Town Hall Theater, a community and cultural venue located in the center of Middlebury. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday noon to five, and an hour before any public events in the building.