Through accident or design, you’ve arrived at the website for Huckleberry Farm Studios. We are Deborah DeWit, artist, and
Carl Vandervoort, filmmaker.
Please wander through the results of our 40 year love of image making, past and recent paintings, pastels, photographs, books and films. Here you will also be able to read about the restoration of Huckleberry Farm, the gone wild land and rustic but stately house we purchased in 2009. A project of creation and love, it is a central part of both our lives and our careers, and continues to inspire images and stories. We hope you enjoy visiting our world.
In the wake of all the universal challenge, sacrifice and sadness of the last year it’s been difficult to find importance in such pursuits as “art-making” even while believing it to be an inherently human way to understand such things. Although my artistic attention tends to dwell on the commonplace under the best of circumstances this past winter I came to focus more than ever on everything close at hand, and observing the familiar rites of each day — those moments I find myself repeating, the corners where I pause and reflect on the ordinary beauties I am lucky to possess, over and over, routinely, daily. My newest work reflects these moments, especially the four paintings you see below on this page. These paintings ended up forming a quartet of altar-like images, not intended for sacrifice, but for the contemplation and acknowledgement of simple everyday meaning.
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Deborah and Carl