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Forest City Designs

Todd Cummings

I am an artist, photographer, designer, and native Vermonter who loves the outdoors and all that it offers the body and soul. Forest City Designs is my art and design studio nestled in the shadow of Camel’s Hump in Huntington, Vermont. The name Forest City originates from a favorite hiking trail on “The Hump.” My work is inspired by the limitless beauty of the natural world and the incredible outdoor destinations in the northeast and specifically, the Green Mountain State. I have a keen appreciation for landscape painting, both modern and historical, along with the Works Progress Administration posters from the thirties and forties and the illustrated travel poster genre of yesteryear. My work is a fusion of these influences.

My process begins with a specific destination or memory of an outdoor place that I love and know others have a fondness for as well. A mountain I have hiked, a lake or river I have paddled and fished, or woods I have skied or rambled. Being a realist, I try to compose each piece with authentic detail, sketching and photographing multiple views until I am satisfied with the composition. I then simplify my renderings, reducing landscape details in favor of graphically bold fields of color and strong silhouettes. I do occasionally alter the true landscape in favor of simplicity and my own artistic expression.

1310 East Street
Huntington, VT 05462

(802) 777-4478