Description If you've spent any time in New Hampshire or are an avid hiker or skier, you know about 'Tuck'. More years back than I care to admit I did a little bit of skiing and hiking, but never anything close to the level of the folks that take on Tuckerman's Ravine. As far as skiing goes, if youcan hike up it with your ski gear, you're good enough to ski down. There is no rope tow or chairlift or anything of the kind. It stikes me funny that the notion of extreme sports is something new, not here. It's been going on a good long while. But it is not ony the outdoorsmen that are mesmerized by Tuck, as an artist I have several views I want to paint. Before my series of paintings on the White Mountains is finished I'm sure there will be more than a couple of versions.
Barbara Busenbark, Hampton Falls, NH. Member Since October 2010 Artist Statement I am a painter. While New England is my home, and most of my paintings reflect that, I also enjoy traveling and painting different places. The joy of painting is a cycle of give and take for me. While I paint I am fully immersed, consumed and focused in the act of painting. It is a release from which I emerge with a sense of personal growth and expression, always reaching and learning. It is also a means of communication, sharing how I see the world with others. Also feeding the hunger to create is how my work is received. When people look at my work and are impacted by it in a way that brings joy and contentment the cycle is both completed and renewed to start again. With that, the vibrant colors of my paintings are alive, I am alive.