Trout Markings and Landscapes
At Souterrain Gallery

The gallery presents artist Peter Joslin’s exhibition called Trout Markings and Landscapes, in collaboration with the Housatonic Valley Association. The origins of this show were small oil studies based on the extraordinary markings on brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis.) These markings, both random and ordered, include vermiculation, parr marks, spots, and halos. The color is rich and varied and ranges from black to brown, ochre, moss green, blue and red. Fontinalis comes from the Latin for “of a spring or fountain”, a reference to the clear, cold water of its native habitat.

“These studies led to a six-year exploration of this subject in oil and watercolor. Coupled with this, my work based on landscape has been ongoing and some are included in this show. The work is modest in scale to promote intimate examination and reflection. The watercolors in this exhibition are intentionally unframed to enable the viewer to see the immediacy of the medium first-hand. I grew up in Connecticut, fishing and exploring brooks and streams. In 1993 I moved to northern Vermont, in close proximity to the Green Mountains and the National Forest.” – Peter Joslin

Also: Celebrating the great outdoors and abundant natural beauty of Cornwall, on June 9th:
-The annual Cornwall Library Books and Blooms sale and country gardens tour 10 am – 4 pm. Additional details at
-Cornwall Conservation Trust opens its doors to visitors at its newly opened office and exhibit space at 9 Railroad Street.
-Exuberant Morris Dancers perform their Crop Dance at 3:43.
-Bain Real Estate welcomes those Considering Cornwall with refreshments and an open house at 293 West Cornwall Road.
-Kids and kids at heart craft activity: build a tinkerwagon with Joe Brien of Lost Arts Workshops, 10 am – 1 pm at the Original Farm Market (held on Wish House Lawn).
-Clarke Outdoors and Trout Unlimited have specials planned for the day as well.
-Ian Ingersoll Cabinetmakers will have bubbly on hand as visitors peruse Shaker furniture as well as the work of artists Donald Bracken, Lennart Swede Ahrstrom and Scott Zuckerman. Newly added to the collection are pieces by Susan Rand will also be on view in the Toll House Gallery.
-Watch the Cornwall Naturally Facebook page for updates.

Artist Reception: Saturday, June 9, 3 – 6 pm


Souterrain Art Gallery
413 Sharon Goshen Turnpike
West Cornwall