Resident Artist Barre Pinske
The Amee Farm Lodge features numerous works by the famous Vermont artist Barre Pinske. The bedrooms and common areas are replete with his unique rough-hewn furniture, which includes tables, benches, headboards, and armoires. Many of the rooms also feature Pinske's twig and resin tables, along with his silkscreen Vermont images that were inspired by Andy Warhol.
Pinske is a Minnesota native who found his way to New England 20+ years ago. His love of nature and his sense of adventure drew him to Vermont where he resides today. Barre’s brilliant personality and fabulous artistic style match perfectly. His fun, colorful, unique and whimsical flair is shown in all his furniture and artwork, and his laid back energy resounds throughout the Amee Farm.
As a young boy Barre was a “woodcarving prodigy,” and his art has been appreciated by patrons like Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Prince, Barry Manilow, Bill Koch, and even the Russian government. Barre’s accomplishment’s include being chosen by the United States to create a gift of an Eagle and Bear wood carving to Russia, which symbolized the joining of two nations during the signing of the nuclear disarmament treaties.
*Note: He also invented the hydraulic chain saw, which is a non-gas powered chain saw, which you can use to work indoors.
To see more of his art, please visit www.illanajoffrey.com.