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Our Unique Barnwood Frames: Did you know they’re handmade?
April 10, 2024

Nestled in the heart of New England, Vermont is one of the most scenic states and one of the most rural. The landscapes, mountain vistas and quaint barns serve as an endless well of inspiration for our collection of captivating images at Focus – A Vermont Gallery...

April Showers in Vermont
April 3, 2024  |  Woodstock, VT

Vermont weather in April can be unpredictable, in the early weeks snow isn’t unusual and rain can happen at any time. Like the old saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. And the rain is what makes the Green Mountain State green...

Stargate - One of Vermont's Unique Events
March 27, 2024

Each month, we’ll feature an Artist’s pick, offering one of our photographers the chance to share a photo of their choosing. This month, we’re featuring Bob Wagner’s Stargate.

Captured amidst one of Vermont’s unique events highlighting the rich quarry and stone cutting legacy of the state, Stargate emerges as a testament to both tradition and innovation...

Spring in Vermont
March 20, 2024  |  Woodstock, VT

Spring in Vermont is a beautiful time. In honor of the first day of spring, gallery co-owner and photographer Loren Fisher shares more about what makes spring in Vermont unique and one of his favorite spring photos in this week’s blog post...

How to Pick Your Medium
March 13, 2024

Focus – A Vermont Gallery offers an extensive collection of over 1000 photographs, each available for purchase in a variety of printing mediums including traditional paper prints, varnished paper prints, canvas, metal, and acrylic...

Snowy Barn - It is reminiscent of grandpa
March 6, 2024  |  Woodstock, VT

Each month, we’ll feature an Artist’s pick, offering one of our photographers the chance to share a photo of their choosing. This month, Loren Fisher selected his photo Snowy Barn, which also happens to be the most popular photo in the gallery...

A February Favorite - Heart Trees
February 28, 2024

I spend a lot of time out in the snow looking for something different to photograph, or at least a different way to photograph the same things. I love the look of winter trees isolated against pure, white snow...

Behind the Photo - Squall
February 21, 2024

The story behind the photo.

They don’t happen very often, but when a good snow squall comes through Vermont, it creates an incredibly beautiful event. Earlier this year, Loren Fisher was near this barn when the snow blew in creating a unique look with this bright red barn...

Behind the Photo - Foster Bridge
February 21, 2024

Photographs have a unique way of capturing a moment in time, a photograph creates an experience for the viewer. Have you ever wondered about the story behind the photo you’re looking at? This week, we’ll explore the story behind some of our favorite photos in the gallery...

Our Love For Vermont
February 14, 2024

Vermont has always held a special place in our gallery owners’ hearts. This week, in honor of Valentine’s Day, join photographers Loren Fisher and Bob Wagner as they take you on a journey through the lens sharing what they love most about the state of Vermont...

Discover the Magic Through the Lens: Fresh Finds at Focus
February 6, 2024

Henrik Ibsen once said, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and at Focus, the charming photo gallery nestled in the heart of Woodstock, Vermont, each photo tells a captivating tale. With over 100 stunning photographs available for purchase in an array of sizes, mediums, and framing options, the gallery is a visual symphony that resonates with the spirit of Vermont and beyond...

New Work - Sunrise at Jenne
January 30, 2024  |  Reading, VT

This farm has been photographed by thousands of photographers and the time to do it is at sunrise. On this morning just as the sun starts hitting the barns the surrounding snow is still in a cool blue shadow, giving a unique feel to the scene...

New Work - Water Pump
January 16, 2024  |  Bridgewater, VT

An old water pump in the barnyard caught my eye as I was driving past in a heavy snowstorm. The pump, tree and barn gave me the feeling of a place where one could just hang out.

-- Loren Fisher

New Work - White Barns in Snow
January 17, 2024  |  Woodstock, VT

I’ve photographed these barns many times, during morning and evening light, in spring, summer and fall but this winter day they stood out in the snowstorm.

-- Loren Fisher

New Work - Chillin
January 7, 2024  |  West Windsor, VT

While driving through the back roads during a snowstorm in West Windsor, Loren stumbled upon two horses in a field. As he approached, the horses, with a joyous curiosity trot through the snow to greet him unbothered by the freezing temperatures...

Wassail Weekend in Woodstock
December 8, 2023  |  Woodstock, VT

One of the most fun weekends in Woodstock each year is Wassail Weekend. It is a great way to bring the holiday season.

What we are thankful for
Nov. 22, 2023  |  Woodstock, VT

A quick little video showing what the co-owners of Focus - A Vermont Gallery are thankful for. 

Vermont Barns & Covered Bridges photography book now available
Nov. 1, 2023  |  Woodstock, VT

I've been working for several months to put together some of my favorite photos of Vermont's old barns and covered bridges.

Meet the Artist - Loren Fisher talks about getting started in photography

Focus - A Vermont Gallery co-owner Loren Fisher talks about getting started in photography

Meet the Artist - Loren Fisher talks about autumn in Vermont

Focus - A Vermont Gallery co-owner Loren Fisher talks about autumn in Vermont

Meet the Artist - Loren Fisher talks about taking time to notice Vermont

Loren Fisher talks about taking time to notice Vermont

Meet the Artist - Ron Lake talks about his favorite season in Vermont

Focus - A Vermont Gallery co-owner Ron Lake talks about his favorite season in Vermont

Meet the Artist - Ron Lake talks about Vermont's special feel

Focus - A Vermont Gallery co-owner Ron Lake talks about how Vermont has a special feel.

Meet the Artist - Ron Lake talks about the chapters of being a photographer

Focus - A Vermont Gallery co-owner Ron Lake talks about the chapters of being a photographer

Meet the Artist - Bob Wagner talks about why being in Vermont is special

Meet the Artist - Bob Wagner talks about how things happen for a reason in photography.

Meet the Artist - Bob Wagner talks about being a gallery owner

Bob Wagner, a co-owner of Focus - A Vermont Gallery talks about being a photography gallery owner.

Meet the Artist - Bob Wagner talks about being in Vermont

Video - Bob Wagner talks about why being in Vermont is special

Collector's Editions
Sept. 20, 2023  |  Woodstock, VT

The three photographers of Focus - A Vermont Gallery, Loren Fisher, Ron Lake and Bob Wagner, are excited to announce the launch of a new series of photos aimed at art collectors.

Collector's Edition opening
Sept. 1, 2023  |  Woodstock, VT

Join us Friday, Sept. 29 from 4-7 p.m. for the opening of our new Collector's Edition exhibit.

Congrats and Thank you to Our Raffle Winner!
Aug, 21, 2023  |  Woodstock, VT

Thanks to all that participated in the raffle to raise funds in support of our town and those affected by the recent floods. 

Our third anniversary
Aug. 1, 2023  |  Woodstock, VT

It's a bit hard to believe but it has been three years since we opened Focus - A Vermont Gallery. The world was just coming out of the Covid lockdown...

Banding together for support
July 16, 2023  |  Woodstock, VT

Woodstock took a big hit with this week's storms. Many homes were damaged and several businesses suffered extreme losses. The heart of the village is fine and most businesses are open, including us.

Lupines are a great way to enter summer
June 7, 2023  |  Woodstock, VT

Flower photography is not my great passion but I've alway been attracted to lupines, those wonderful wildflowers that appear around Vermont in early June. Each year I look forward to seeing the lupines since I know that summer is close at hand.

Vermont tulips in spring time
May 21, 2023  |  Woodstock, VT

One of the sure signs of spring in Vermont is tulips popping up. They are beautiful to see and fun to photograph.I decided to do something a little different this year and got some cut tulips at The Farmer's Market. I wanted to photograph them against a pure white background so the color and shape of the tulips would stand out. We have some space on the gallery's second floor so I got a large piece of while foam core that we use for matting photos and used it as the background. I shined a couple of bright lights on it to make sure it would be absolute white.

Welcome to the new website!

We are thrilled to launch our new website! It runs much faster than the old one and makes finding, selecting and purchasing photos much easier.

We've eliminated much of the clicking you had to do before to find photos...

How I shot Rolled Hay

I love living in Vermont with a camera. Since I retired, I have used the camera to motivate me to explore Vermont and find places that are hidden. Usually, I have a destination in mind, but on this day my goal was to take a drive north on Route-22A and see what I might find.