'Sun, Snow and Ice' by Eric Tobin. Oil on canvas. Dated 2017. Size: 12 inches x 16 inches. Signed in lower right and signed and titled on the reverse. Offered in a silver leaf plein air frame. A grouping of five white birch trees in winter overlooking the snowy banks of the Lamoille River, in Johnson, Vermont, as captured by Eric on a sunny day. Eric Tobin is a contemporary Vermont landscape artist. He resides in the northern part of the state, near Johnson, VT. Tobin was greatly influenced by the Vermont painter, Thomas Curtin, whom Tobin knew from his childhood and from whom he received his first set of paints. Tobin paints entirely 'en plain air,' or outdoors while actually viewing his scene. Tobin is largely self-taught, but did receive one-on-one instruction from Fred M. Hines, a marine artist in Maine who later moved to Johnson, Vermont.