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"Gaal Shepherd's pastel interpretations of Vermont's

peaceful and verdant landscape are beautiful, luminous,

and by her own admission and intent, just a bit


Herein are reproductions of 26 of them, in every season

of the year, along with the artist's essay about why she

finds the hills, fields, forests, and people of her adopted

state so compelling, and why she wants to share her

appreciation of them."

Available from Thistle Hill Publications


What others are saying about her art and her book, Tranquil Vermont

(published by Thistle Hill Publications

"Gaal Shepherd's landscape pastels are hymns of praise to the Vermont


It is a place which regularly surrounds her, but which she never takes for


– Wolf Kahn, preeminent Vermont painter

". . . Shepherd's pastels, built up with layer after layer of color, conjure


landscape. . . catching the light on its surface to reflect not its

depths but the clouds or the sparkle of light itself."

– Sarah Seidman, Times Argus

"(A) lovely book with beautiful pastels and excellent writing."

– Ira Spanierman, Spanierman Gallery, New York