There are places in the world that are just creative places. Artists are drawn to them for reasons I don’t quite understand, I think it must be an energy, sometimes it’s the beauty of the place. Always, in the beginning, it’s because it’s an inexpensive place to live. I think Bellows Falls VT is one of those places.
We met Anne Y showing her work at a gallery in a local business. I was immediately drawn to her watercolors which are mysterious and magical. They evoke maps and cave drawing, soft as fabric. I thought of the layers of wool used in felting. She works intuitively starting with a wet piece of paper then laying down colors allowing the whole piece to emerge one step at a time.
Anne lives with other artists in a low rent building where artists can live and work. A town that actually encourages art, what a beautiful idea.