The exquisite frame around this painting was hand-crafted by the client.
I am currently accepting commissions to create customized scenic folk art landscapes and folk art house portraits. I love working with customers to create 1-of-a-kind pieces, and any style or scene you see on my website can be personalized just for you. After we discuss your thoughts and ideas regarding the painting, I create a full size drawing for your review and feedback. When you sign off on the design, I begin the painting. Please email or call to discuss what you have in mind!
A long time client of mine commissioned me to decorate an old silverware box. The interesting thing about this commission is that the client left it entirely up to me as to how to decorate it!! Well the client had recently moved into a historic home in Topsham, VT so I thought...how about a folk art house portrait !? When the client took delivery, he said "Suzanne, ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!! I love it."
One of my client's said, "If you paint my house in one of your vignettes of rural life in America, I will buy it!" Voila! ...She loved it!
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A client who lives in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire contacted me regarding a custom folk art landscape. His vision was for a landscape painting that would reflect his love of the lakes and mountains surrounding his home. He liked the idea of putting his 1800's cape house in the painting, but preferred that it was not the focal point of the painting. You can see his home perched on the hill with hedgerows and gardens cascading below! My client said "The painting looks awesome and I've gotten several compliments, I'm very thankful for having found your website and the fact that you offered to do a custom painting."
One of my dear friends contacted me regarding the painting of a special birthday gift for her significant other. At first, she indicated she wanted a simple house portrait...but then decided their sailboat should also be in the painting! Ok, no problem! I created a folk art landscape scene, with mountains in the background, so reminiscent of the lakes that they sail on in northern New Hampshire! My client's boyfriend said "I will always have this on my wall. The best gift ever!"
A nice couple from Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, recently contacted me for a custom Rufus Porter inspired painting, similar to one they saw on my website. I used a number of early American design elements in this painting. The overall painting was done in the spirit of Rufus Porter, using many of the formulas and methodologies documented by Porter in 1825. The beautiful border design at the top of the painting, was a design stenciled on the walls in 19th century New England by an unknown itinerant artisan. The weeping willow is one of Moses Eaton's iconic designs, the colonial symbol of long or everlasting life. The tree on the left, with its puffy foliage, is my interpretation of the trees found in the Rufus Porter School mural of the historic Elwin Chase house in Topsham, Vermont. The daisy-like flowers are a design taken from a primitive landscape mural found at the Hackett house in Thornton, New Hampshire. It was so fun borrowing and blending so many early American design elements for this custom painting! My clients said "Suzanne, your painting looks fantastic ! We love it !"
Early American Painter
Suzanne Carroll Korn
I recently created this landscape mural in my own home...in the entryway. I will consider commissions to paint a landscape mural on your walls...contingent upon scope of project and location. Call or email to discuss!
My client in the picturesque town of Amherst, New Hampshire contacted me regarding a custom scenic landscape painting that would include not only her c1700s colonial (as the focal point) but also the 19th century homes of three of her dear friends! How cool ! I worked with her over the course of a couple weeks to finalize the sketched design, and then I got to work on the painting. My client loves how the painting is now the focal point of her beautiful family room, and she says "I am so happy and thrilled! The painting looks fabulous!"