Early American Painter
Suzanne Carroll Korn
Local folk artist, Suzanne Carroll Korn, and Colleen Perry, of Brissonte, are teaming up to offer a fun and informative Primitive Folk Art Design workshop on the evenings of October 9th and 16th, 6-8pm. The workshop will be held at Brissonte, Colleen’s exquisite home décor and gift shop, located at 157 Main Street (RT28), North Reading, MA. This two night workshop will feature techniques and methods for painting primitive folk art landscapes. Students will design and create their own primitive folk art piece on a 20 x 20 ready-to-hang canvas. The techniques learned can also be applied to walls, furniture, and salvage pieces! Workshop Fee (includes all supplies): $149. For questions and registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating is limited, so get your registration in early!
For a couple of months this Spring, I had the opportunity to sell my painted items on the porch at White Home Collections in Wilton, NH. I felt like a Yankee Peddler with the eclectic mix of items I created for this occasion! Bird garden stakes, painted terra cotta pots and galvanized buckets, painted salvage, folk art bunnies and daisies, "Rufus Porter" houses and more!
Canadian-American author Grant Hayter-Menzies was in search of a cover for his upcoming book, which will be released in 2019. He was looking for something with an early New England feel to it. When he found my website, he fell in love with one of my Rufus Porter inspired landscape paintings. He contacted me and asked permission to use it for his cover. Of course, I said yes! Wow! Such an honor to have one of my folk art landscapes gracing the cover of a book! Here is a link to the publisher's website that includes info on the author and the cover artist...ME! http://www.ojppub.com/Menzies/index.htm
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It was so much fun leading the workshop "Paint Like Porter" at the historic Damon Tavern in North Reading, MA. The workshop was held in the beautiful second floor ballroom where Rufus Porter painted scenic landscape murals around 1830. What an incredible opportunity...to paint in the ballroom where Rufus Porter painted almost 200 years ago!! My students were amazing, and the folk art landscape paintings they created surely made Rufus Porter proud!! Proceeds from the workshop went towards the restoration of the ballroom.