Jen Violette: Large Peapod with Black Base
This peapod sculpture is by Jen Violette, a Vermont artist whose passion for creating began in early childhood. She learned basic drawing and woodworking skills from her father and sewing skills from her mother. Her paternal grandparents earned their living as studio artists at their home in Maine, and she was always inspired by their work and lifestyle. A graduate of Alfred University in upstate New York, Violette has learned from such masters as Lino Tagliapietra, William Morris, Dante Marioni, Richard Marquis, Pino Signoretto, Randy Walker, and Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen.