"One of the most widely recognized of modern realists, Tom Nicholas was born in
Connecticut in 1934. He was awarded a scholarship to the School of Visual Arts in New York and later traveled extensively in Europe through a Greenshields Memorial Foundation grant.
The delightful freshness that Tom Nicholas brings to every painting is the result of painstaking preparation - dozens of drawings and many small color sketches. Nicholas has won 49 major awards and has had more than two dozen one-man shows. His works hang in 14 museums. In this painting, of a sugarhouse where maple syrup is boiled down, Nicholas has captured the magnificence of the Vermont countryside in winter.