Cary and Suzanne Levitt designed their house to accommodate Christmas on the Hill. A flowing floor plan, and central fireplace provide a warm and festive venue to begin your Holiday shopping. An accomplished woodworker, Cary will offer cutting boards pieced of exotic hardwoods. Suzanne has enjoyed folk art painting and will offer a limited number of Santa painted gourds, her specialty. In an effort to go green, she's also offering many one of a kind Christmas wreathes and other decorations made of re-purposed items and cast-offs.
Barry Richardson, 1948 - 2001
The works of Frederick County artist Barry D. Richardson express a lifelong passion to present the character of his surroundings. He grew up at the foot of the Catoctin Mountains hiking, fishing, and photographing in and around Frederick and Washington Counties. From childhood he was inspired by both the simple beauty of the landscape and the homespun character of its people.
One of Barry’s first passions was printmaking, especially silkscreen, which he did while attending Frostburg State University. He earned his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art with emphasis in watercolor. Once he picked up the watercolor brush, he never went back. Barry taught drawing, printmaking, and painting at Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle and High Schools until 1987, when he left to paint full-time. He completed hundreds of watercolors, making limited edition lithograph prints of many. His works adorn many homes and businesses in the United States and abroad. Barry often expressed that he felt blessed to bring joy to people’s lives through his art.
We are delighted that Shirley Richardson will be presenting
Barry's prints at Christmas on the Hill.