Puppies, Paintings and Ponies

Puppies, Paintings and Ponies

We have a new member of our furry family here at the farm! Last Saturday we picked up the cutest little fluffball and welcomed her into our home. “Devon” was rescued by the Lucy MacKenzie Humane Society. I first laid eyes on her at their Spring Fling... read more
The Wayland Mural

The Wayland Mural

Yesterday, certified wallpaper hanger, Charlie Gilley, and I went to Wayland, Mass and hung a mural on four walls of a 1750s home in Wayland, Massachusetts. This was the final step in a process which started back in October of 2015. Friend of the homeowners and... read more
My Cousin Rufus- The Wall Murals of Rufus Porter

My Cousin Rufus- The Wall Murals of Rufus Porter

I will be presenting an educational session on the murals of my 3rd cousin, 5 times removed, Rufus Porter, at the Old House and Barn Expo this Sunday, March 13 at noon. I will be showing photographs of several Porter murals I’ve personally seen, as well as... read more
Horses: How They Feed My Art and Soul

Horses: How They Feed My Art and Soul

Those who know me know that I’m never very far from a horse. When I was 5, my mother declared that it was time for me to have a pony, and since the day Bluebell arrived, I have always had at least one horse under my care and in my life. At about that same time,... read more
Catching An Idea and Nailing a Design Down

Catching An Idea and Nailing a Design Down

The phone rings. I answer. “I’d like to talk about having you paint something for my home.” And there it starts. I love that very first conversation. It usually comes from somebody having seen my work somewhere. Online. In a magazine. In a... read more
The Hardest Work is the Most Rewarding

The Hardest Work is the Most Rewarding

My expert mural hanger, Charlie Gilley  (of Restoration Painting, LLC) did a wonderful job hanging the Hartland Farm mural this week. This is the seventh project Charlie has hung for me and he always does a fantastic job. He preps the wall the night before and then I... read more
Drawn In: The Hartland Farm Mural

Drawn In: The Hartland Farm Mural

What I love about murals is the way they draw you into a space. When I paint historical scenes, they transport you back in time. When I do a full-room installation, it just wraps around you and carries you away, to a quiet, peaceful place. When somebody asks me to... read more
The Trouble with Floorcloths

The Trouble with Floorcloths

There are a lot of problems with painted canvas floorcloths. The first is that when you decide you want one, you’re faced with that daunting, literally “blank” canvas staring you in the face. It’s not like going to a rug store and picking out... read more
Taking a Break in Sunny Florida

Taking a Break in Sunny Florida

It’s hard to believe it was just a week ago that I was in sunny Florida! I went down there to combine a visit with my parents on the East coast with a dressage clinic in Loxahatchee and a visit with my daughter in Ocala. I threw in a little work too- feeling out... read more
Behind the Scenes: A Studio Tour

Behind the Scenes: A Studio Tour

The studio and gallery are open to visitors. Take this virtual tour and then plan a trip to South Eastern Vermont to see how our floorcloths are made. (We do ask that you call a day or two in advance of your arrival. Learn how to book a session with Lisa by clicking... read more

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