Artist Bio • Hannah D. Sessions • Leicester, VT www.blueledgegallery.com

                                                 2001 Old Jerusalem Rd, Salisbury VT 05769 (802) 247-0095  blueledge@hotmail.com

Education

1999 BA Bates College, cum laude, major in Studio Art and Political Science

Exhibitions 2015:

August-Oct, Erikkson Fine Art, Stowe VT, Edge of Nature, group show

August, Portraits North Gallery, Lexington MA, Farms, group show

December, Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury VT, Our Song, joint show with Greg Bernhardt

Exhibitions 2014:

December, Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury VT, joint show with Jill Madden

Exhibitions 2013:

December, Edgewater Gallery, Living Summer, solo show, Middlebury, VT

September-October, Eriksson Fine Art, summerfall, Stowe, VT

June-August, The Drawing Room Gallery, En Plein Air: Eight Artists Interpret the Landscape in the Open Air, Cos Cob, CT

Exhibitions 2012:

December, Brandon Artists Guild, Holiday Group Show, Brandon, VT

November-December, Edgewater Gallery, Small Works Show, Middlebury, VT

Exhibitions 2011:

December, Cuchifritos Gallery & Project Space, Milk is the New Medium: New Work by Hannah Sessions and Gregory Bernhardt, New York, NY

September, Edgewater Gallery, Featured Artist of the Month, solo show, Middlebury, VT

Exhibitions 2010:

July-August,  Brandon Artists Guild, Got Your Goat: Reflections of Farm Life on Canvas and Clay, Brandon, VT

Hannah Sessions first identified herself as an artist at age eleven when drawing brought her great pleasure and satisfaction. Since then she has graduated with a major in art and political science from Bates College (cum laude 1999) and started a family and a farm and cheese business (Blue Ledge Farm) with her husband, Greg Bernhardt. As her children and business grow and she gets back into painting more intensely she notices that agriculture has brought her artistic awareness to a whole new level; the barn with the bended roofline is a beautiful sight as well as social commentary. The farm field is both an intense, life-affirming green as well as a sign of a good crop year! The animals that she paints are not only lovely specimens and interesting compositions, but her friends and her livelihood! Likewise, nurturing her artistic sensibilities has helped farming be more thoroughly satisfying.

Hannah’s hope is that her love for the Vermont landscape and the people and animals that live here comes through in her work. She feels it is the job of the artist is to awaken us all to the beauty, or the challenges, in our every day. She says, "I hope that my work bears witness to the simplicity and beauty present all around us all the time: in sunlight caressing a hen, in the long shadows and pink sky of afternoon, in the pattern of freshly cut grass across a field, through the playful gaze of goats and the skeptical glance of chickens. We are witness to these wonders every day".

Her work has been in various juried and solo shows and is currently shown at the Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury, VT, The Drawing Room Gallery, Cos Cob, CT and online at www.blueledgegallery.com.